Film Society Free Talks Continue with James Gray and Kelly Reichardt Inbox
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today additions to the popular year-round Free Film Society Talks with The Immigrant director James Gray on May 7 and Night Moves director Kelly Reichardt on May 28. Additional information on moderators and talks will be announced at a later date so stay tuned and visit FilmLinc.com for more information. Talks will take place in the Amphitheater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street.
Free tickets to the Film Society Talks will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the conversations. Limit one complimentary ticket per person, subject to availability. For those unable to attend in person, video from the event will be available online at FilmLinc.com.
Descriptions & Schedule
Young Polish immigrant Ewa (Marion Cotillard, in a thrilling performance), after being separated from her sister at Ellis Island, finds herself caught in a dangerous battle of wills with a shady burlesque manager (Joaquin Phoenix) in James Gray's richly detailed period tragedy. And when a charismatic magician (Jeremy Renner) starts to compete for Ewa's affections, The Immigrant begins building steadily to its devastating climax. Working with the great cinematographer Darius Khondji (Se7en, Amour), Gray imagines 1920s Manhattan as a dusty, sepia-toned dreamworld, sometimes faintly luminous but often dejectedly burnt-out-and the same could be said of the film's heroes. A lovingly wrought portrait of Prohibition-era New York, it is also a morally ambiguous, open-ended reflection on family loyalty, urban disillusionment, and the unpredictable twists and turns of human motivation. Based on the stories and experiences told to the director by his grandparents, The Immigrant is perhaps one of the last of its kind-a personal epic.
*Wednesday, May 7, 7:00pm
Set against the ravishing, threatened natural beauty of Oregon, the film tracks step by relentless step as quiet organic farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network), high-society dropout Dena (Dakota Fanning, War of the Worlds, the Twilight saga), and adrenaline-driven ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard, Blue Jasmine) prepare, carry out, and then experience the shocking fallout of what they hoped would be an attention-grabbing act of sabotage. Feeling they have been pushed to the limit by disregard for the local ecosystem, the trio is about to see their own personal limits tested. American landscapes and narratives of the road are themes that run throughout director Kelly Reichardt's films (River of Grass, Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek's Cutoff), and now she brings her distinctive voice to the thriller genre.
*Wednesday, May 28, 7:00pm
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, The Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award. The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
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