Free Events

From festival passes to member discounts, we're all about giving you deals. But nothing quite beats this price tag: Free! Check out some of the free screenings, talks, and events coming up at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the box office one hour prior to each event on a first come, first served basis.

In This Series

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Last Works

Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Last Works

Wolf Gremm | 1982 | 60 mins

Free event!

Q&A with Wolf Gremm on November 16!

This short and exceedingly rare made-for-TV documentary follows Fassbinder at the end of his career, capturing him both as director (at work on his final film, Querelle) and as actor (in Gremm’s Kamikaze ’89).

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Sunday, November 16

3:15pm

Sunday, November 23

3:15pm
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Mel Stuart | 1971 | 100 mins

Free event!

The 1971 musical adaptation, a perennial cult favorite, stars Gene Wilder as the zany, top-hatted recluse Willy Wonka, who shows Charlie Bucket around his magnificent factory.

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Monday, December 01

3:30pm

Monday, December 01

5:30pm

Monday, December 01

7:30pm
Panel: Creative Freedom Through Cinema

Panel: Creative Freedom Through Cinema

| 60 mins

Free event followed by a reception!

The topic of LGBTQ rights and how the arts help in addressing them will be at the core of this conversation between artists and intellectuals from Romania, Russia, and the U.S.

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Saturday, December 06

5:00pm
New Romanian Shorts

New Romanian Shorts

Various | | 134 mins

Free event!

Inspired by the biggest hit of one of Romania’s greatest pop singers, Angela Similea, the dark and crazily inventive musical Dying from a Wound of Love leads this eclectic bunch of shorts that also includes a tribute to Tarantino’s snappy dialogue in Kowalski and the Fassbinder-eque The Walk.

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Saturday, December 06

7:00pm

Sunday, December 07

6:30pm
Special Event: Hedda Sterne Rediscovered

Special Event: Hedda Sterne Rediscovered

| 60 mins

Free event followed by a reception!

Visual artist Hedda Sterne created a body of work known for its stubborn independence from styles and trends. After fleeing to the U.S. from Bucharest, the work she left behind, closely guarded by her friend and fellow artist Medi Wechsler Dinu for over 50 years, has been recently rediscovered by the director of PostModernism Museum, who will share for the first time Sterne’s early output  and Wechsler Dinu’s testimonies.

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Sunday, December 07

5:00pm
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