To celebrate the October 19th premiere of Nico Muhly’s 2017 opera Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera, the Film Society presented a panel discussion and special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1964 film version, adapted from the novel by Winston Graham. Marnie, which scholar Robin Wood called “one of Hitchcock’s richest, most fully achieved and mature masterpieces,” unfolds as an uncanny mystery, starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery as a tormented couple locked in a psychosexual power struggle. Presented in partnership with Metropolitan Opera. The panel featured Michael Mayer (director of the Met Opera production of Marnie) and Nicholas Wright, moderated by Paul Cremo.
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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