This free talk takes place on Tuesday, October 5, 4:00pm, at the Walter Reade Theater.

2021 marks the birth centenary of Amos Vogel, the pioneering film programmer, author, and co-founder of the New York Film Festival. As the flagship event of NYFF’s centenary celebration, the festival is inaugurating the Amos Vogel Lecture, to be delivered annually by an artist or thinker who embodies the spirit of Vogel’s cinephilia and brings it into conversation with the present and future of cinema. For this first edition, we are proud to welcome the filmmaker Albert Serra (The Death of Louis XIV, NYFF54; Liberté, NYFF57). Serra’s singular and transgressive approach to cinema epitomizes the vision of Vogel’s landmark text, Film as a Subversive Art, whose French edition features a foreword by the director. Serra’s original lecture will be preceded by a special introduction from Thomas Beard and followed by a conversation with NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim on the NYFF59 Spotlight sidebar devoted to Vogel’s curatorial legacy.

NYFF Talks are presented by:

This talk and the Amos Vogel Centenary Retrospective are sponsored by:

Free tickets for NYFF59 Talks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to each event at the corresponding box office. Tickets are limited to one per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend, video from these events will be available online on Film at Lincoln Center’s YouTube channel at a later date.