Free Talks

Our free Amphitheater talks return for the new year with filmmakers and actors including James Gray, Kelly Reichardt, Stephen Frears, Steve Coogan, Matthew McConaughey, and Elijah Wood, plus panel discussions about transmedia and television.

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

Coming Soon

Free Talks: Mike Cahill & Brit Marling (I Origins)

Free Talks: Mike Cahill & Brit Marling (I Origins)

On the occasion of the theatrical opening of the latest film from director Mike Cahill, I Origins, the Film Society sits down with Cahill and actress Brit Marling to discuss their recent collaboration and reflect back on their earlier work together on Another Earth and the documentary Boxers and Ballerinas.

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Friday, July 11

6:30pm

Past Films

Convergence: The Art of Advertising

Convergence: The Art of Advertising

| 90 mins

Free and open to the public!

Join our panel of creators and marketing pros to discuss the art and craft of making content that accomplishes the twin goals of promoting a brand’s message and creating experiences that appeal to modern consumers.

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Thursday, February 27

7:30pm
Free Talks: Azazel Jacobs (Doll & Em)

Free Talks: Azazel Jacobs (Doll & Em)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Filmmaker Azazel Jacobs will join us to screen and discuss three episodes of the HBO comedy Doll & Em, starring Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells.

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Tuesday, March 18

7:00pm
Free Talks: Elijah Wood (Grand Piano)

Free Talks: Elijah Wood (Grand Piano)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Now in his early 30s, Elijah Wood is one of few actors to have already appeared in a role (Frodo in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy) that will live on well beyond his time as an actor. Wood and director Eugenio Mira will be on hand to discuss their new thriller Grand Piano, opening in theaters next month.

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Wednesday, February 26

6:30pm
Free Talks: James Gray (The Immigrant)

Free Talks: James Gray (The Immigrant)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Director James Gray will discuss his richly detailed period tragedy, The Immigrant (NYFF51), which stars Marion Cotillard in a thrilling performance as a young Polish immigrant in 1920s Manhattan.

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Wednesday, May 07

7:00pm
Free Talks: James McAvoy (Filth)

Free Talks: James McAvoy (Filth)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Actor James McAvoy will sit down to discuss his latest role in Filth, based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and directed by Jon S. Baird.

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Wednesday, May 21

5:00pm
Free Talks: Kelly Reichardt (Night Moves)

Free Talks: Kelly Reichardt (Night Moves)

| 60 mins

Free and open to public!

Director Kelly Reichardt will discuss her new film Night Moves, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard in a thriller set against the ravishing, threatened natural beauty of Oregon.

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Wednesday, May 28

7:00pm
Free Talks: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Free Talks: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Matthew McConaughey will be on hand to discuss Dallas Buyers Club, which is nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (for McConaughey).

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Friday, February 21

5:30pm
Free Talks: Stephen Frears & Steve Coogan (Philomena)

Free Talks: Stephen Frears & Steve Coogan (Philomena)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Director Stephen Frears and co-writer/co-star Steve Coogan will be on hand to discuss their four-time Academy Award-nominated film, which stars Judi Dench.

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Tuesday, February 11

7:00pm
Free Talks: Takashi Murakami in conversation with Jay Sanders

Free Talks: Takashi Murakami in conversation with Jay Sanders

| 60 mins

Free and open to the pubic!

In conjunction with the New York premiere of his first feature film, Jellyfish Eyes, renowned Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami will present a collection of his animated works and discuss his signature artistic style.

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Sunday, June 01

6:30pm
Laugh Track: The Evolution of the Sitcom

Laugh Track: The Evolution of the Sitcom

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

The sitcom is defined by its episodes. Each one is a self-enclosed world. Saul Austerlitz, author of Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community and New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum will screen two classic sitcom episodes from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Sex and the City and lead a discussion about the sitcom’s past and present.

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Monday, March 31

6:30pm
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