Film at Lincoln Center is thrilled to continue its popular year-round free ‘Talks’ series, along with more special events and screenings. In Talks, special guests will join us for a wide-ranging conversation about their new work, careers, influences, and approach to filmmaking. Since launching in 2011, the goal of this free series has been to bring film lovers together to celebrate and access leading voices in cinema, and we are proud to take this program online to provide even greater access to audiences around the world. HBO® is the presenting sponsor of Film at Lincoln Center Talks.
Upcoming Events & Talks
Recent Events & Talks
Free Outdoor Screening at Restart StagesSpike Lee’s third feature marked nothing less than a revolution in American cinema, and endures today as not only a seminal portrait of New York City but also as an urgent work of art about race relations, gentrification, and the meaning of community.
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island on August 6A uniquely New York story, Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues follows jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington, in his first collaboration with the director) as he navigates career and personal life with the city as a backdrop.
Free Screening · June 19 at Lincoln Center's Restart StagesIn his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record, created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.
Video Coming Soon! · A New Directors/New Films Event · Presented by HBO5/7 at 6PM ET - Founding ND/NF programmer and current FLC board member Wendy Keys will moderate an extended conversation with Sara Driver about her acclaimed first feature, Sleepwalk (ND/NF 1987), and its place in Driver’s distinctive, idiosyncratic oeuvre.
Video Coming Soon! · A New Directors/New Films Event · Presented by HBO5/4 at 6PM ET - Founding ND/NF programmer and former senior film curator at MoMA Larry Kardish will chat with Ramin Bahrani about the director’s breakout feature, Man Push Cart (ND/NF 2006), and his multifaceted career, which includes producing ND/NF 2021 selection Luzzu.
Video Coming Soon! · A New Directors/New Films Event · Presented by HBO5/2 at 2PM ET - Longtime former FLC program director Richard Peña will sit down virtually with Kleber Mendonça Filho to discuss the filmmaker’s singular narrative feature debut, Neighboring Sounds (ND/NF 2012), and his landscape-altering follow-ups, Aquarius (NYFF54) and Bacurau (NYFF57).
4/22 at 7PM ET · Become a New Wave Member!Join Film at Lincoln Center virtually for an exclusive New Wave discussion on Charles Burnett's My Brother's Wedding, which premiered at the 1984 edition of ND/NF. The talk will be led by ND/NF selection committee member and FLC assistant programmer Dan Sullivan. This rarely screened film is streaming April 16-21 as part of New Directors/New Films at 50: a free virtual retrospective.
Watch here! · Presented by HBOCreators who use the archive to commune with the future come together to discuss how they craft translations of Blackness through the bending, wielding, and visual exploration of time. What are the tangible effects of this holy, intangible ritual? Join NYC's Upside Film Festival and FLC for a special evening of music and conversation that closes out Black History Month with an eye towards Black futures.
Watch here! · Presented by HBOTo celebrate the 28th NYAFF and Black History Month, join us for a special panel discussion on the past, present, and future of African cinema with the filmmakers Gaston Kaboré (Wend Kuuni; Buud Yam), Ngozi Onwurah (The Body Beautiful; Shoot the Messenger), and Hlumela Matika (Tab). Moderated by curator and scholar June Givanni.
Watch here! · Presented by HBOJoin us for an extended conversation with Messerschmidt to discuss the craft behind Mank, the legacy of Citizen Kane, and the work of visualizing Hollywood's ideas of itself.
Free Outdoor Screening at Restart StagesTwo of Asia’s greatest actresses of all time, Maggie Cheung and Brigitte Lin (who famously took an arrow in the eye during the shoot), play badass swordswomen who attempt to thwart Ming Dynasty eunuch Tsao (played by Donnie Yen in full supervillain form) as he masterminds a plot to take over the Empire.