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Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film Society of Lincoln Center is America’s leading film presentation organization. It screens at two cinema complexes. It produces talks, publications, and film festivals including the New York Film Festival. It is a place for directors, filmmakers, movie stars, and film lovers.

Film Society screens great films every day. These include classics, retrospectives, and new releases. It has a little bit of a European orientation. It’s a place to explore the rich seas of cinema that swim below the commercial flotsam. If you love movies that don’t follow Hollywood formulas, you will love Film Society. Every night you can see what is happening in the world of cinema. You can watch movies that you won’t see anywhere else in New York City or even in America.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Theaters

Film Society has two theater complexes across the street from each other on West 65th St.

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

  • Francesca Beale Theater is a 140-seat theater.
  • Howard Gilman Theater is an 85-seat theater.
  • Amphitheater is a 75-capacity theater with a 152″ plasma screen television.

Indie Food and Wine is a café where you can grab a quick bite or have a glass of wine before your movie.

Walter Reade Theater

The Walter Reade Theater is a 268-seat theater.


Film Society 2017 – 2018


The 55th New York Film Festival is September 28 – October 15, 2017.

27th New York Jewish Film Festival is January 10 – 23, 2018.

46th Dance on Camera Festival is July 20 – 24, 2018.

Film Society 2016 – 2017

Paul Verhoeven’s French film Elle opens November 9, 2016.

A retrospective of Chile’s most renowned filmmaker Life is a Dream: The Films of Raúl Ruiz (Part 1) screens December 1-22, 2016.

The Metropolitan Opera production of Kaija Saariaho’s contemporary opera L’Amour De Loin (Love from Afar) screens December 10 & 12, 2016. “L’Amour De Loin” is the Finnish composer’s first opera. It has a French libretto by Amin Maalouf. The production is by Robert Lepage, the renowned French-Canadian playwright. “L’Amour De Loin” tells the story of the mysterious 12th-century French troubadour Jaufré Rudel. Rudel is known for working the theme of “love from afar.”

Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s Neruda (2016) opens December 16, 2016. Mexican actor Gael García Bernal stars as a detective obsessed with hunting the great Chilean poet.

The 26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival is January 11-24, 2017.

Neighboring Scenes is January 26 – 31, 2017.

The 45th annual Dance on Camera Festival is February 3-7, 2017.

The 22nd annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is Wednesday-Sunday, March 1-12, 2017.

The 46th annual New Directors / New Films festival is March 15-26, 2017.

17th Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is June 1 – 7, 2017.

About Film Society of Lincoln Center

Film Society was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema.

For a commentary, schedule, and tickets, visit www.filmlinc.org


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