The lineup of special events this September at the Film Society of Lincoln Center has been announced, featuring conversations with Dennis Cooper, Ethan Hawke, and Karl Ove Knausgaard, plus a special presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie, and more. See the lineup below.
Dennis Cooper Carte Blanche
On the occasion of the premiere of their new feature film, Permanent Green Light, FSLC invited Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley to program two films they had on their minds while making it. The works they selected share their own film’s aesthetic concerns and eerie atmosphere of political indeterminacy: Philippe Grandrieux’s transfixing Un lac and James Benning’s anti-psychological take on “true crime,” Landscape Suicide. Cooper and Farley will introduce both films, elaborating on the connections between these haunting works and Permanent Green Light.
An Evening with Dennis Cooper
Acclaimed writer and artist Dennis Cooper will join the Film Society’s Director of Programming Dennis Lim for an extended onstage discussion exploring his singular body of work, his rich relationship with cinema, and his new feature film, the tense and metaphysical Permanent Green Light (co-directed by artist Zac Farley), which screens on Wednesday, September 5.
Thursday, September 6, 7:00pm
IFC Films Presents:
Film Comment Free Talk: Ethan Hawke
Join us for a very special conversation with the incomparable actor, filmmaker, and all-around cinephile Ethan Hawke, whose latest directorial effort, Blaze, opens in New York on September 7 from IFC Films. Based on the true story of Blaze Foley, a lesser known but nevertheless legendary figure of the Texas outlaw music movement, played by Ben Dickey, who earned Sundance’s Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting earlier this year. Hawke will discuss his extraordinary year in front of and behind the camera.
Thursday, September 6, 7:00pm
Alfred Hitchcock, U.S., 1964, 35mm, 130m
To celebrate the October 19th premiere of Nico Muhly’s 2017 opera Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, the Film Society presents a panel discussion and special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 film version, adapted from the novel by Winston Graham. Marnie, which scholar Robin Wood called “one of Hitchcock’s richest, most fully achieved and mature masterpieces,” unfolds as an uncanny mystery, starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery as a tormented couple locked in a psychosexual power struggle. Presented in partnership with Metropolitan Opera.
Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm
Pre-screening panel with Michael Mayer (director of the Met Opera production of Marnie) and Nicholas Wright, moderated by Paul Cremo.
The Other Munch
Emil & Joachim Trier, Norway, 2018, 55m
Norwegian with English subtitles
This engrossing documentary follows the much-acclaimed Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard as he is invited to guest-curate an exhibition of paintings by Edvard Munch at Oslo’s Munch Museum. Co-director Joachim Trier appears onscreen alongside Knausgaard as they visit several key locations from the celebrated painter’s life, searching for insights into his imagination and vision as they discuss his vastly influential oeuvre, his themes and obsessions, his approach to rendering everyday things and strongly emotional scenes alike. Knausgaard’s interpretation of Munch proves to be captivatingly unorthodox, and the Trier brothers thrillingly seek to connect his thoughts about the painter to his own literary project, yielding a double portrait of two of Norway’s most essential artists. Presented with the support of the Royal Norwegian Consulate General New York.
Tuesday, September 25, 8:00pm (Extended discussion with writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, and directors Emil & Joachim Trier)