Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola’s new feature, the atmospheric thriller The Beguiled, was among the most acclaimed films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it earned her the Best Director prize. A new cinematic adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 Southern Gothic novel (previously made into a 1971 film by Don Siegel), The Beguiled is set during the Civil War. The movie tells the story of a Union soldier found behind Confederate lines in Virginia and taken in by the sheltered women at an all-female boarding school. Sofia Coppola will join us at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a special 75-minute onstage conversation, featuring excerpts from The Beguiled. She will share and discuss the work that has inspired and influenced her career, and take questions from the audience.

Aside from six feature films including Lost In Translation (2003) and Somewhere (2010), Sofia Coppola has also directed short films, music videos, and an opera in London (La Traviata). Her new movie The Beguiled will be released by Focus Features in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 23, expanding on June 30.

All attendees are invited to a special pre-reception sponsored by The Family Coppola and Stella Artois starting at 6PM. The conversation with Sofia Coppola will begin at 7PM.