Summer Talks

Free and open to the public!

As an extension of our NYFF Live talks during the 50th New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will host live, free talks throughout the summer with filmmakers and actors including Sofia Coppola (The Bling Ring), David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight), and more! Check back for additions to this summer's lineup...

Complimentary tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the conversation. Limit: one ticket per person. For those unable to attend, video will be available at youtube.com/filmlinc.

Past Films

Summer Talks: Brian De Palma (Passion)

Summer Talks: Brian De Palma (Passion)

| 60 mins

Brian De Palma will discuss his salacious and diabolical new film Passion (NYFF50, opens at Film Society on August 30), which stars Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams in an erotic tale of female competition.

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Summer Talks: David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche)

Summer Talks: David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche)

| 60 mins

Thirteen years after his celebrated debut George Washington screened at the 38th New York Film Festival, David Gordon Green returns to Film Society to discuss his new film Prince Avalanche.

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Summer Talks: David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints)

Summer Talks: David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints)

| 60 mins

David Lowery will be at Film Society to discuss his Texas drama, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which stars Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck in a story of love and outlaws.

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Summer Talks: Jem Cohen (Museum Hours)

Summer Talks: Jem Cohen (Museum Hours)

| 60 mins

For this special New York City event, moderated by Film Society’s Eugene Hernandez, Jem Cohen will screen one of his short films as a way of describing how he came to make Museum Hours.

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Summer Talks: Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies)

Summer Talks: Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies)

| 60 mins

A fixture on the American indie scene, prolific filmmaker and actor Joe Swanberg will discuss his latest, Drinking Buddies, which premiered to raves at SXSW in March, for a Film Society audience.

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Summer Talks: Lee Daniels (The Butler)

Summer Talks: Lee Daniels (The Butler)

| 60 mins

Lee Daniels, whose films Precious and The Paperboy both screened at NYFF, returns to Film Society to discuss his new film The Butler

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Summer Talks: Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives)

Summer Talks: Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives)

| 60 mins

The always provocative Nicolas Winding Refn will discuss his new film Only God Forgives, which stars Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas and will open at Film Society on July 19.

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Summer Talks: Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)

Summer Talks: Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)

| 60 mins

Free and open to the public!

Nicole Holofcener is one of the finest comic filmmakers at work today, and her new film, Enough Said, featuring remarkable ensemble work from Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette and the late, great James Gandolfini, is her funniest and wisest movie yet. Join us for an intimate discussion with this very special artist.

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Summer Talks: Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)

Summer Talks: Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)

| 60 mins

In a conversation moderated by Phillip Lopate, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke will discuss their new film as well as their nearly 20-year collaboration that now spans three features.

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Summer Talks: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman (Lovelace)

Summer Talks: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman (Lovelace)

| 60 mins

Landmark queer filmmakers Epstein & Friedman will be at Film Society to discuss Lovelace, a biopic of infamous porn star Linda Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried, with an all-star cast that includes Sharon Stone as Lovelace's mom and James Franco as Hugh Hefner, among others. 

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Summer Talks: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)

Summer Talks: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)

| 60 mins

Charming and inspiring, Ryan Coogler is one of the most celebrated new filmmakers of the year. In this conversation, moderated by Film Society’s Eugene Hernandez, Coogler will discuss how he became a filmmaker and why he decided to tell the story of Oscar Grant.

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Summer Talks: Sebastián Silva + Michael Cera (Crystal Fairy)

Summer Talks: Sebastián Silva + Michael Cera (Crystal Fairy)

| 60 mins

Director Sebastián Silva and star Michael Cera will be on hand to discuss the journey, on screen and off, of road trip comedy Crystal Fairy in this very special Summer Talk.

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Summer Talks: Sofia Coppola (The Bling Ring)

Summer Talks: Sofia Coppola (The Bling Ring)

| 60 mins

Oscar winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola will discuss her new film The Bling Ring, based on a tabloid tizzy of a true story about a group of teenagers whose obsession with fashion and celebrity became something criminal.

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