Free and open to the public!

A salacious hit at the 50th New York Film Festival, Brian De Palma's Passion is a film that is sure to have people talking. De Palma exhibits great panache and a diabolical mastery of frequent, small surprises in his most cinematically ingenious movie since his magical comedy-of-coincidences, Femme Fatale.

With tongue planted in cheek—or maybe not, it’s up to you to decide—De Palma turns French director Alain Corneau’s 2010 film Love Crime into a droll, erotic tale of female competition. Noomi Rapace more than matches her performance in the original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as the assistant to an unscrupulous advertising honcho (Rachel McAdams), who steals her ideas and acts as if it’s all good sport. It’s great fun until De Palma zeros in on the fury in Rapace’s eyes. The De Palma trademarks are all present and deployed with coolly calculated abandon: a brilliant use of split screen, a confusion of identical twins, dreams within dreams, and shoes to die for. Passion will open at Film Society on August 30.

This Summer Talk is free and open to the public. Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the conversation. Limit: one ticket per person. For those unable to attend, video will be available at

Exclusive Offer for Summer Talk Attendees: Take advantage of a special discount on tickets to the Film Society’s theatrical run of Passion, opening August 30. Vouchers will be distributed on Monday beginning at 6:00pm.