Annette Insdorf presented a program of clips and discussion in conjunction with her new book, Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater. Based on her teaching approach at Columbia University for 30 years, it explores how gifted filmmakers layer their first shots in a way that introduces the movie’s stylistic and thematic richness.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
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