Highlights include a movie marathon of NYFF classics and appearances by Kevin Smith, Jason Reitman, Mike Nichols, Oliver Stone, Paul Schrader, and Fredric Jameson, among others.
New York, NY, May 16, 2011 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent New York-based non-profit film organization, announced today that its new landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center—a multi-screen theater and cultural venue in the heart of Lincoln Center’s campus—will offer the general public a weekend of free programming, in and around the Film Center, leading up to the official opening on June 17.
Events celebrating the film center’s opening and previewing the programming to come will include special screenings, music performances and discussions on film by top filmmakers, luminaries, and academics. Highlights will include a movie marathon of NY Film Festival classics such as MILLER’S CROSSING, MY FAIR LADY, and PULP FICTION; new restorations from the Cinematheque Francaise and the Taipei Film Archive; a performance by the band Fall On Your Sword, which caused a sensation at the recent Sundance Film Festival; and film discussions, panels, and Q&As with notable figures that include Paul Schrader, Antonio Damasio, and Fredric Jameson (the noted cultural critic and winner of the 2008 Holberg International Memorial Prize).
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