This free talk will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:00pm in the EBM Amphitheater.

2021 marked the birth centenary of Amos Vogel, the pioneering film programmer, author, and co-founder of the New York Film Festival. To celebrate this occasion and honor Vogel’s path-blazing legacy, the festival inaugurated the Amos Vogel Lecture, to be delivered annually by an artist or thinker who embodies the subversive spirit of Vogel’s cinephilia and brings it into conversation with the present and future of cinema. 

For the third edition of the Amos Vogel Lecture, we are proud to welcome writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado, whose debut feature, Orlando, My Political Biography, screens in the NYFF61 Main Slate. Known for his pioneering 2006 “body-essay” Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era, Preciado brings his maverick combination of autobiography and analysis to filmmaking with Orlando, My Political Biography. Playfully ventriloquizing the experiences of an ensemble of trans and non-binary participants (including the director) through the gender-nonconforming narratives of Virginia Woolfe’s 1928 novel Orlando, the movie stakes an exuberant claim for trans autonomy while also ushering in a fearlessly original new voice in cinema. Moderated by Isabel Sandoval.

Paul B. Preciado’s Orlando, My Political Biography is a Main Slate selection of this year’s New York Film Festival. Click here to learn more about the film.

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Free tickets for NYFF61 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.