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
Free Outdoor Screening at Governors Island on June 3After falling in love with a U.S. Army sergeant, an East Berlin boy named Hansel undergoes a sex-change operation so that he can legally marry his beloved. But the operation is botched, leaving the boy less than a man, but not quite a woman.
Recent Events & Talks
Free through May 17 in the FLC Amphitheater!A solo exhibition featuring an experimental, durational moving image meditation by Nigerian-American artist, Zainab Aliyu, foregrounding anthems of celebration across the diaspora and transversing borders to fabricate an infinite, pan-African chorus of shared somatic vibrations.
Free and open to the public! | May 14 at 11:30amLed by renowned Ethiopian filmmaker, Haile Gerima, the master class will center on the content, form, and aesthetics of liberation cinema, empowering one’s particular narrative logic and more.
Free and open to the public! | May 7 at 5pmJoin Dennis Lim and director Hong Sangsoo for an expansive discussion covering the entirety of Hong’s singular career to date and his richly intricate and always surprising filmography.
Free and open to the public! | May 3 at 7pm | Reception and book signing to followFilm Comment editors Clinton Krute and Devika Girish will host a special conversation with Film at Lincoln Center Director of Programming Dennis Lim about the playful, profound, and soju-soaked filmography of one of world cinema’s most influential and ingenious artists.
March 27 at 7PM · Become a New Wave Member!In celebration of this year's New Wave Oscar Party and the eight films we screened during NYFF59 that are up for nominations, Film at Lincoln Center would like to extend a special offer to our beloved New Wave Members. Click for more info!
Free and open to the public! | March 18 at 8:30pmWe’re pleased to welcome Nadav Lapid for a special Film Comment Live Talk exploring Ahed’s Knee and the questions it raises about state censorship of cinema and the political role and responsibility of the artist. Also joining us for the conversation: Jamsheed Akrami, scholar of Iranian cinema and director of A Cinema of Discontent (2013).
Free and open to the public! | Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Johnson, Ashley Connor, & Antoine BarraudThis special panel conversation will bring together French and American filmmakers and cinematographers, working across a range of genres and styles, to discuss their influences, creative philosophies, and artistic practice.
Free and open to the public!Actors Juliette Binoche and Déborah Lukumuena come together to discuss their professional trajectories and creative influences, their philosophies and priorities in selecting new projects, and their respective relationships with the American film industry.
Free and open to the public!Join Claire Denis, the singular cinematic visionary whose newest film Fire opens this year's festival, and Jim Jarmusch, American filmmaker and the official Guest of Honor at the 2022 edition, for an extended conversation about their decades-spanning careers.
Free and open to the public! | March 4 at True/False Film Festival in MissouriLed by the Co-Deputy Editor of Film Comment, Devika Girish, this panel discussion will bring together filmmakers from the T/F program to explore the material, aesthetic, and political implications of a cinematic point of view, and how documentaries make and unmake our ways of seeing.
Followed by a Talk with scholars Racquel Gates, Michael Gillespie, & Samantha Sheppard, moderated by filmmaker and critic Tayler MontagueFollowing the screening of To Sir, with Love, join us for a conversation about the legacy of Sidney Poitier and the figure of the Black movie star with scholars Racquel Gates, Michael Gillespie, and Samantha Sheppard.
Q&A with Judy Kinberg, Jennifer Homans, Kevin McKenzie, Maria Calegari, Angel Corella, Linda KentDFA honors Judy Kinberg, a founding member of the producing team that originated the pioneering series Dance in America as part of Thirteen/WNET New York’s Great Performances on PBS, with the 2022 In Focus Award.
Q&A with Francisco GracianoDance filmmakers, fresh and seasoned alike, engaged the public by posting their films to social media. A selection of these bold new dance films from around the globe make up the festival’s #MyDanceFilm Program
Q&A with Leslie Shampaine, Pip Gilmour, Manish Chauhan and Liz WolffAn exclusive look at Call Me Dancer, a film from Leslie Shampaine and Pip Gilmour, currently in production.