Symposium: Talking Movies

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Symposium: Talking Movies

240 minutes

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The New York Jewish Film Festival introduces its inaugural symposium, “Talking Movies,” co-presented with Film Comment magazine, featuring two panel discussions that examine the role of culturally specific and identity-driven film festivals and the blurring line between film genres. Participants include Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum and Curator for Special Programs, The New York Jewish Film Festival; Mahen Bonetti, Founder and Director, New York African Film Festival; Carlos A. Guttierez, Co-founder and Executive Director, Cinema Tropical; Adam Baran, Co-Curator, Queer/Art/Film; Gavin Smith, Editor, Film Comment and Senior Programmer, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Michel Lipkes, director, Malaventura; Edan Zeira, director, Lonely Planet; and Elisabeth Subrin, Artist and Filmmaker, Shulie, Lost Tribes and Promised Lands.

1:00 – 1:15: Welcome and Introduction:

Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum, and Curator for Special Programs, The New York Jewish Film Festival

1:15 – 2:45: Panel I: Identity and Film Festivals

Speakers:

Adam Baran, Co-Curator, Queer/Art/Film

Mahen Bonetti, Founder and Director, New York African Film Festival

Carlos A. Guttierez, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cinema Tropical

Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator, The Jewish Museum and Director, New York Jewish Film Festival

Moderator: Gavin Smith, Editor, Film Comment and Senior Programmer, Film Society of Lincoln Center.

2:45 – 3:30: Break

3:30 – 5:00: A Blur of Fact and Fiction

Speakers:

Michel Lipkes (Director, Malaventura; Mexico, 2011)

Edan Zeira (Director, Lonely Planet, Israel, 2012)

Elisabeth Subrin (Filmmaker and Artist, Shulie (1997); Lost Tribes and Promised Lands (2010), U.S.

Moderator: Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum, and Curator for Special Programs, The New York Jewish Film Festival

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2014

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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