This event will take place in the Amphitheater on Friday, March 18 at 8:30pm.

With Ahed’s Knee, the rawest, most autobiographical entry in Nadav Lapid’s blistering filmography (The Kindergarten Teacher; Synonyms), the director crafts a stylized and self-lacerating portrait of an Israeli filmmaker railing at the censorship, hypocrisy, and violence of his government. We’re pleased to welcome Lapid for a special Film Comment Live Talk exploring Ahed’s Knee and the questions it raises about state censorship of cinema and the political role and responsibility of the artist. Also joining us for the conversation: Jamsheed Akrami, scholar of Iranian cinema and director of A Cinema of Discontent (2013). More panelists to be announced.

Ahed’s Knee opens on March 18 at Film at Lincoln Center. Get showtimes.

Free and open to the public! The conversation will be available soon on the Film Comment Podcast. Subscribe here.