May 20-22

Retrospective of Elizabeth Taylor’s films will include exhibit of classic images from the film legend’s iconic life.

New York, NY, April 28, 2011¾The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the details today for the upcoming film series, Elizabeth: The Golden Age which will screen at the Walter Reade Theater May 20-22. The series will mark the first retrospective of Taylor’s work in New York following her recent passing. As part of the retrospective, FSLC has teamed with The Kobal Collection and Big Eye to display a photo exhibit of some of the most well-known and celebrated images of the screen icon. The exhibit will be on display from May 20 – June 9.

Highlights from Elizabeth: The Golden Age include; a rare screening of JULIA MISBEHAVES (1948), the raucous romantic comedy directed by Jack Conway, features the 16-year-old Taylor’s first on-screen kiss (with Peter Lawford); a deluxe screening of CLEOPATRA (1963) from a 70 mm print; and a 60th Anniversary screening of A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951).

Associate Director of Programming Scott Foundas said, “This brief but comprehensive overview of Elizabeth Taylor, spanning the peak years of her stardom and including four of her five Oscar-nominated performances, should delight Liz fans and newcomers alike. From the supremely confident 12-year-old of NATIONAL VELVET to the icon of bigger than life epics like GIANT and CLEOPATRA, we see Taylor evolve from the last great star of classic Hollywood into the first great celebrity of the modern media era, as captivating to the public off screen as on.”

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 5 both at the box office and on-line. Discounts are available for Film Society members. Read more about The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Screenings will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, located at 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.


Screening Venue:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center – Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65 Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam (upper level)

Friday, May 20

1:30PM          JULIA MISBEHAVES (99min)                               

3:30PM          A PLACE IN THE SUN (122min)                  

6:00PM          WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (131min)

8:45PM          CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (108min)

Saturday, May 21

1:30PM          NATIONAL VELVET (122min)

4:00PM          FATHER OF THE BRIDE (92min)                   

6:00PM          GIANT (201min + 10min intermission)

9:50PM          REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (108min)

Sunday, May 22

12:00PM       CLEOPATRA (242min + 10min intermission)

5:00PM          A PLACE IN THE SUN (122min)

7:30PM          RAINTREE COUNTY (188min + 10min intermission)



About the Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Advancing this mandate today, the Film Society hosts two distinguished festivals. The New York Film Festival annually premieres films from around the world and has introduced the likes of François Truffaut, R.W. Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, and Wong Kar-Wai to the United States. New Directors/New Films, co-presented by the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on emerging film talents. Since 1972, when the Film Society honored Charles Chaplin, its annual Gala Tribute celebrates an actor or filmmaker who has helped distinguish cinema as an art form. Additionally, the Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming at its Walter Reade Theater and offers insightful film writing to a worldwide audience through Film Comment magazine. For more information, visit:

About the Kobal Collection

The Kobal Collection is delighted to have been closely associated with the Film Society of Lincoln Center for over 20 years, supplying images for a wide range of publications and events from its archive of over 1.5 million movie stills. Go to for further information.

About Big Eye

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Kobal Collection are delighted to be working in collaboration with Big Eye Gallery.  A new online resourse for collectors, interior designers and architects, for high quality photographic art. Big Eye Gallery in turn, are printing, mounting, and hanging the exhibition, and making limited edition prints available for purchase. Collectors and fans are invited to go for further information.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from 42BELOW, American Airlines, the New York Times, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.