Upcoming free discussions and events at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, including our free Amphitheater talks with directors and actors discussing their new work and reflecting on their career, influences, and approach to filmmaking.
Friday, July 20
Sunday, July 22
Monday, July 23
Tuesday, July 24
Saturday, July 28
Friday, August 10
Friday, September 14
Q&A with Rosalynde LeBlanc and Tom HurwitzCan You Bring It traces the remarkable history and legacy of one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS era: Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters.
Free and open to the public! · Sponsored by HBO®Join us for an hour-long conversation with cinematographers Natasha Braier, Ashley Connor, Agnès Godard, and Joan Churchill as they discuss the series and reflect on their careers and influences, and how they approach their craft.
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island!Who ya gonna call? In Ivan Reitman’s comedy-horror masterpiece, disgraced Columbia parapsychologists (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis) set up shop as spectral exterminators, creating one of today's most beloved cult favorites. Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and Rick Moranis. Screening with Dustin Guy Defa's Review.
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island!Inspired by a similarly named martial artist, Bruce Leroy (Taimak) searches throughout New York City for a master who will help him achieve the highest form of martial-arts enlightenment known only as “The Glow.” Set to an amazing soundtrack produced by Berry Gordy, this delightful cult classic was filmed all over the city and has cameos by William H. Macy, Ernie Reyes Jr., Chazz Palminteri, Jim Moody, Mike Starr, and Queen Esther Marrow. Screening with Jason Giampietro's Hernia.
Recent Talks & Events
Free and open to the public!Extraordinary times demand extraordinary stories, and with Sorry to Bother You, director Boots Riley delivers a funny, scathing, weird, and audacious satire. Join the director for a free talk moderated by Questlove!
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island!Rosanna Arquette and Madonna star in Seidelman's screwball romp, which introduced mainstream America’s to New York City’s ’80s underground Bohemian scene and to the Material Girl herself. With appearances by Ann Magnuson, John Turturro, Richard Hell, John Lurie, and more. Screening with Zia Anger's My Last Film.
Free and open to the public! · Sponsored by HBO®Thailand’s Kongkiat Komesiri (Sad Beauty), the Philippines’ Erik Matti (BuyBust), and Indonesia’s Mike Wiluan (Buffalo Boys) are leading figures in Southeast Asian genre cinema. Here, they will discuss the challenges of making films for both domestic and international consumption in the age of online platforms.
Free Screening!Celluloid history is made as fourth- and fifth-billed Rogers and Astaire steal the show in their first pairing, a zingy Pre-Code fun machine bursting with slangy innuendo, jazzy musical numbers, and outré optical effects.
Free and open to the public! · Sponsored by HBO®In this panel, three directors with new films screening at NYAFF—including two making their directorial debuts, Dong Yue (The Looming Storm) and Jiang Jiachen (Looking for Lucky); and Xin Yukun (Wrath of Silence)—are joined by veteran producer Guan Yadi to discuss the state of Mainland Chinese cinema and the rise of a new genre cinema.
Free and open to the public! · Sponsored by HBO®This Free Talk is in conjunction with Safe Imagination Is Boring, a group exhibition of eleven New York–based visual artists with different connections to Asia and Asian culture on view in the Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater.
Free and open to the public! · Sponsored by HBO®In this master class, the master storyteller will discuss his career, the state of contemporary Japanese cinema, and the role of cinema in public discourse.
Free and open to the public!For our latest Film Comment Free Talk, we head into the belly of the beast: Ari Aster's terrific upcoming twist on the horror genre, Hereditary.
Free and open to the public!Rare is the filmmaker who also writes vastly influential film criticism, but writer-director Paul Schrader has done just that. To celebrate his new film, his seminal book‘s updated edition, and his work for Film Comment, we are honored and delighted to welcome Paul Schrader for a discussion that brings filmmaking and criticism together on one stage.
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island!In John Carpenter’s genre-bending favorite, the year is the not-so-distant future of 1997, crime levels have exploded and Manhattan has been transformed into a maximum-security prison. When Air Force One is hijacked, the wisecracking special-forces soldier turned criminal Snake Plissken (an iconically eye-patched, leather-clad Kurt Russell) is called in for the rescue. Screening with John Wilson's The Road to Magnasanti.
Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to each talk. The line may form in advance of this time. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.