2021 marked the birth centenary of Amos Vogel, the pioneering film programmer, author, and co-founder of the New York Film Festival. To mark this occasion and honor Vogel’s path-blazing legacy, last year the festival inaugurated 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 second edition of the Amos Vogel Lecture, we are proud to welcome the filmmaker and artist Cauleen Smith, whose landmark 1998 debut feature, Drylongso, will screen in a new restoration in the Revivals section of NYFF60. Known for the political rigor and intrepid formal experimentation of her film and multimedia practice, Smith epitomizes both the ethics of care and the commitment to subversion that guided Vogel’s mission—and which continue to guide the New York Film Festival 60 years after its founding. Smith’s lecture will be followed by a Q&A with Jacqueline Stewart, the director and president of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and a Turner Classic Movies host.

Cauleen Smith’s Drylongso is a Revivals selection of this year’s New York Film Festival. Click here to learn more about the film.

The 2022 Amos Vogel Lecture is sponsored by:

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Free tickets for NYFF60 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.