Free Events This Weekend at the Film Society!

Posted by Jeffrey Bloomer on 12.2.2011

In conjunction with the ongoing 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival in New York, there will be several free screenings and events at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater this weekend open to the public on a a first-come, first-serve basis.

Today until 6:30pm and again tomorrow from 4pm to 11pm, catch a special program of contemporary Romanian shorts screening in a continuous loop. The six featured films include Superman, Spiderman or Batman, about a 5-year-old boy who wants to save his mother, and Stopover, a new film from director Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days).

Tonight at 7pm and again at 8:15pm, you can see Digging for Life, about career gravediggers at the largest cemetery in Eastern Europe. Many of the subjects inherited the trade from their parents.

At 2pm tomorrow, join Corina Suteu, the director of the Romanian Cultural Institute New York, for a conversation with actress Irina Petrescu. A co-star of Danube Waves, also screening as part of the festival, Petrescu will discuss her expansive career and late Danube director Liviu Ciulei. (This event will be in Romanian.)

On Sunday at 1pm and 3pm, we’ll screen Kapitalism: Our Improved Formula, a documentary that traces the roots of Romanian capitalism to figures from the oppressive old regime.

Finally, at 5:30pm on Sunday, join Associate Program Director Scott Foundas and several esteemed critics for a wide-ranging discussion of the Romanian New Wave, the decade-old movement that has brought Romanian film to the forefront of international cinema.

All of these free events will be held at the Film Center Amphitheater at 144 W. 65 St. See you there!

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