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.
Free and open to the public!Special guests of this year’s edition will discuss the many themes and perspectives of humor that have emerged in recent French films; comedy’s role in addressing social and political issues; and the process of writing, directing, and acting for laughs.
Recent Talks & Events
Free and open to the public!The director of the opening-night film of Film Comment Selects, Sunset, who won an Academy Award winner for Son of Saul, discusses the boundary-pushing technique of his filmmaking and approach to history in an illustrated talk with clips.
Free and open to the public! · Presented by IFC FilmsFor our latest Film Comment Talk, we are pleased to welcome Matt Dillon for a conversation about The House That Jack Built and his career of indelible collaborations with auteurs including Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant.
Free and open to the public!This year, Film Comment will unveil its much-anticipated Best of the Year poll live during a special Film Comment Free Talk! Appearing in person to discuss—and perhaps debate—the results will be a selection of top critics, including K. Austin Collins, Molly Haskell, Sheila O'Malley, and Nick Pinkerton, moderated by FC Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold.
Free and open to the public!The one-night-only event offers audiences an opportunity to experience the acclaimed film on the big screen once again with their local communities, featuring a Q&A with Ryan Coogler streamed live.
Free and open to the public!The Film Society of Lincoln Center is once again proud to take part in this event by hosting a special conversation with filmmaker, producer, director, artist, and musician Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Random Acts of Flyness).
Free and open to the public!With Shirkers, filmmaker Sandi Tan recounts the bizarre and bittersweet story of the greatest indie film that never was—a movie she made with friends in her native Singapore as a teenager, only to lose it to a mysterious collaborator. Tan joins us to discuss the thrill of creation and the complicated agony of seeing dreams drift away.
Free and open to the public! · Presented by IFC FilmsJoin us for a very special conversation with filmmaker Paul Dano and novelist Richard Ford about Wildlife, opening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on October 19 from IFC Films.
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.