Update: This free talk has been canceled. See more details here.

Celebrated author Serge Toubiana, president of Unifrance and former director of the Cinematheque française, will discuss the life and work of Helen Scott, subject of his latest book, L’amie américaine. A legendary figure for film buffs on both sides of the Atlantic, Helen Scott is perhaps best known for her passionate work and friendship with François Truffaut, but she led a fascinating and mysterious life all her own. A book signing with Toubiana will follow the talk. Presented in collaboration with Albertine Books.


  • Moderator: Annette Insdorf, Columbia University Film Professor and author of books including Francois Truffaut and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.
  • Serge Toubiana, author of L’Amie Américaine
  • Robert Benton, Director of Kramer vs. Kramer and screenwriter of Places in the Heart
  • Adeline Monzier, US representative of UniFrance

Online RSVPs are now at capacity. Skip the box office by showing your print-at-home ticket (printed or on your mobile device) to the theater usher. You must show up at least 30 minutes in advance or your seat may be forfeited.

Please note: Walk-ups will still be accepted; tickets to be distributed on a space-available basis.