This free talk will take place at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater on Sunday, December 3rd at 7pm.

Annette Insdorf presents a program of clips and discussion in conjunction with her new book, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes. Based on her teaching approach at Columbia University for 30 years, it explores how gifted filmmakers layer their first shots in a way that introduces the movie’s stylistic and thematic richness. Book-signing will follow.

Annette Insdorf is a professor in the Film Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts and host of the Reel Pieces series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y.