Thursday, August 26, 2010



HBO FILMS® Directors Dialogue
The Cinema Inside Me

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 48th New York Film Festival will again partner with HBO FILMS® to host a variety of dialogues and filmmaker panels during the festival's September 24th through October 10th run.

The lineup this year is quite amazingly interesting:

On Saturday September 25th David Fincher discusses this year's Opening Night film, The Social Network with New York Film Festival Selection Committee Chairman Richard Peña.

On Sunday September 26th, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner) will take the stage to discuss his Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives with Selection Committee member Dennis Lim.

On Sunday October 3rd, Julie Taymor and Columbia University's James Shapiro, a Shakespeare, medieval and early modern drama specialist and author, will be discussing Taymor's Centerpiece selection The Tempest.

James Shapiro, a Professor at Columbia University's Department of English and Comparative Literature, is the author of Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare (1991); Shakespeare and the Jews (1995), which was awarded the Bainton Prize for best book on sixteenth-century literature; Oberammergau: The Troubling Story of the World's Most Famous Passion Play (2000); and 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), winner of the Theatre Book Prize as well as the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize, awarded to the best nonfiction book published in the UK. Shapiro's most recent book is Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010). He has co-edited the Columbia Anthology of British Poetry and served as the associate editor of the Columbia History of British Poetry. He has also taught as a Fulbright lecturer at Bar Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEH, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the Huntington Library. James is currently at work on another book, The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606.

On Saturday October 9th, Kelly Reichardt who has Meek's Cutoff in this year's festival will have her discussion with Selection Committee member, Melissa Anderson.

Each conversation will be followed by an audience inclusive Q&A.

The Cinema Inside Me, Sponsored By HBO FILMS®, will take place at Alice Tully Hall on Oct. 3rd:

This year, feature filmmaker, turned film critic (at Cahiers du cinema), turned filmmaker, Olivier Assayas will highlight his current project, Carlos. Assayas, over the past two decades, has become one of the most respected filmmakers working anywhere today. His critical writing on cinema was crucial for introducing the new Asian cinema into France, and he continues to maintain a strong interest in avant-garde and experimental films. In conversation with New York Film Festival Selection Committee Chairman Richard Peña, Mr. Assayas will offer a personal guided tour of some key moments in his own history of cinema -- showing sequences from films and by filmmakers who powerfully influenced his thoughts on cinema as well as his filmmaking practice.

The David Fincher, Apichatpong Weerasethakal and Kelly Reichardt HBO FILMS® Directors Dialogues will be held at the Walter Reade Theater.

The Julie Taymor HBO FILMS® Directors Dialogue will be held in the J Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, on the 10th floor of Lincoln Center's Samuel B. & David Rose Building, just adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater.

Ticket Information:
There will be an advance ticketing opportunity for Film Society of Lincoln Center Patrons and Members beginning August 30th through September 11th.

General Public tickets will be available September 12th. For more information visit or

call 212 875 5601.

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