VenueWalter Reade Theater
To celebrate the kick-off event double feature, all attendees will receive complimentary popcorn and soda! Plus, join us prior to the screening for a reception from 7-8pm in the Furman Gallery, featuring Two Chicks cocktails, ice pops, games, photo booth, and a special playlist.
Register in advance* to be automatically entered to win special prizes, including Film at Lincoln Center memberships, tote bags, Film Comment subscriptions, and more. Additional details will be sent to registered attendees by June 26.
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As early as its opening-credit sequence, this interpretation of Henry James’s masterwork insinuates a modern, tactile, and perceptive vision that is entirely Jane Campion’s. Nicole Kidman stars as the resolute young American, Isabel Archer, who rejects a proposal from her English cousin (Richard E. Grant) and falls prey to the schemes of two American expatriates, the independent and worldly Madame Merle (Barbara Hershey) and Gilbert Osmond (John Malkovich), a dilettante artist with little means but enough cunning to woo Isabel. Sumptuously photographed and exceedingly smart, The Portrait of a Lady is a cinematic fever dream fascinated by the pictorial and sensuous forms of dominance within James’s text, and the inextricable bond between romantic love and violence.
Special thanks to Ella Sahlman for curating the playlist.
This screening is part of our free weekly double features this summer to celebrate Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary.
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*Registering for tickets helps us monitor capacity and ensure a smooth event. Registration does not guarantee a seat. Free tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to each screening. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.