Posted by on 6.2.2011
ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER HOUSES WORLD'S LARGEST 152-INCH FULL HD 3D PLASMA IN AMPHITHEATER
TED HOPE’S “NEW FACES OF NEW YORK INDEPENDENT FILM” PANEL TO TAKE PLACE IN AMPHITHEATER WITH ANTONIO CAMPOS, LENA DUNHAM, SEAN DURKIN, BEN AND JOSH SAFDIE AND OTHERS DURING FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC WEEKEND JUNE 10-12
NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2011) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America's pre-eminent New York-based non-profit film organization, announced today that its new landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center -- a multi-screen theater and cultural venue opening in June to the public in the heart of Lincoln Center's campus – will house Panasonic Solutions Company’s TH-152UX1, the world's largest 152-inch 4K x 2K definition Full HD 3D professional plasma display.
Associate Director of Programming Scott Foundas believes the 152’ Panasonic plasma screen offers the Film Society of Lincoln Center many great programming and presentation opportunities in the Amphitheater beyond basic film panels, explaining, “We have a rich archive of material from our past events, whether it be video or photo stills of highlights from past Chaplin Award Galas, New York Film Festival or New Directors/New Films presentations and events going back more than 40 years that we would love to share with the public. It will provide an exciting opportunity for FSLC to deliver interstitial entertainment and programming for the film fans coming to the Film Center.”
As part of FSLC’s free-to-the-public weekend lineup of events celebrating the opening of Elinor Bunin Munroe’s Film Center there will be a special filmmaker panel in the amphitheater focusing on New Faces of New York Independent Film. Moderated by producer Ted Hope (ADVENTURELAND, 21 GRAMS, AMERICAN SPLENDOR), the panel will feature some of the most exciting and provocative filmmakers to arrive on the New York scene in the last few years.
Confirmed participants include:
Mike Cahill (director/co-writer of ANOTHER EARTH)
Antonio Campos (writer/director of AFTERSCHOOL)
Lena Dunham (writer/director/star of TINY FURNITURE)
Sean Durkin (writer/director of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE)
Jody Lee Lipes (DP of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and TINY FURNITURE)
Josh Mond (producer of AFTERSCHOOL and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE)
Ben and Josh Safdie (directors of DADDY LONG LEGS)
Ray Tintori (co-writer of GLORY AT SEA)
Gavin Wiesen (writer/director of THE ART OF GETTING BY)
Benh Zeitlin (director/co-writer of GLORY AT SEA)
The panel will be presented on Saturday, June 11 at 4:00PM in the Amphitheater.
"It is our intention to bring the most cutting edge technology into the Film Center and we are thrilled to be partnering with Panasonic to give our audiences the most compelling visual experience possible," said Rose Kuo, Executive Director of the Film Society.
The new screen features a revolutionary new plasma display panel (PDP) Panasonic developed with its new super-efficient quadruple luminous efficiency technology. The technology enhances PDP's unique advantages as self-illuminating device, contributing to delivering an overwhelming immersive experience to viewers.
In addition to Ted Hope’s New Faces of New York Independent Film panel, previously announced events scheduled for the “free weekend” in the Film Center’s Amphitheater will include:
Merv Bloch’s Trailer Show
MERV BLOCH'S TRAILER SHOW will provide an entertaining and comprehensive look at the work of one of the film Industry's legendary and most influential advertising minds. Bloch was the creative force behind the marketing and specifically the trailers for countless films iconic films through more than three decades. Trailers featured will include; THE TENANT, FLASHDANCE, GOLDFINGER, RAGTIME, CABARET, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, THIEF, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, FRIDAY THE 13TH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, SHADOWS AND FOG, HUD, THE WARRIORS, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN, THE ELEPHANT MAN and MARATHON MAN.
Merv Bloch’s Trailer Show will be presented on Friday, June 10 at 7:30PM.
Fall On Your Sword
The celebrated and Clio Award-winning music group will perform after significantly adding to its fan base at this year’s Sundance Film Festival both through their film scoring (ANOTHER EARTH) as well as their unique live stage performances which fuse electronica and dance music with video presentations incorporating everything from “Battlestar Gallactica” and William Shatner “talking” Captain Kirk.
Fall On Your Sword will perform on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00PM.
Ghetto Film School Event: Screening THE STORY/LIVE, JOSEPH!
The award-winning South Bronx educational organization, Ghetto Film School will present a special screening of THE STORY, which follows twenty students from GFS as they prepare and shoot a narrative film in Uganda. The screening will be followed by a screening of the film they shot, JOSEPH and a conversation afterward with the GFS students and filmmaker Maurice Marable.
Ghetto Film School will be presented on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00PM.
The events in the Amphitheater highlight the exciting new programming possibilities the brand new Film Center offers FSLC as they take advantage of the state-of-the-art technology exemplified by the 152-inch Panasonic plasma screen - the largest of its kind on public display in the United States.
The new Film Center, which officially opens on June 17, will house 2 theaters, an amphitheater and a lounge café. The 144-seat Francesca Beale Theater and the intimate 87-seat Howard Gilman Theater will show new specialized film releases. The Gilman will also offer special programs. The 90-seat amphitheater, with a 152" Panasonic Plasma screen (the largest of its kind on public display in the country) will house lectures, panels and educational programs. The Film Center's inaugural title will be Andrew Rossi's PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, an audience and critical favorite at the 2011 Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals, which will be released theatrically by Magnolia Pictures and play on both of the Film Center's screens beginning June 17.