Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry, Ari Folman’s The Congress and more

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The Giver
Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry:
The Giver, from Book to Screen
It’s here: The classic dystopian novel The Giver is now a major motion picture, opening August 15. Don’t miss beloved Oscar®-winning actor Jeff Bridges and legendary children’s author Lois Lowry as they offer a sneak peek at the film and talk about the joys and perils of bringing this iconic story to the screen.
Fri, Aug 8, 7 pm
The Congress
The Congress: Preview Screening & Discussion with Director Ari Folman
Don’t miss this screening of The Congress, a bold new film about an aging actress’ (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood.

 

The film’s award-winning director, Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), joins Indiewire critic Jordan Hoffman to discuss how its inventive style—combining animation with quasi-documentary live action—turns the camera on the movie biz itself.
Presented in partnership with Indiewire.

Wed, Aug 20, 7:30 pm

Reel Pieces Film Club
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Reel Pieces is 92Y’s signature movie series, bringing audiences the best in film for over 25 years. Recent starry guests include James Franco, Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman, Sally Field, Forest Whitaker and Woody Allen.

Eric Liu with David Henry Hwang
Eric Liu with David Henry Hwang
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and “tiger mom” Amy Chua are just two examples of how Chinese-Americans are thriving at the highest levels of American business, life and culture. But what does it mean to be Chinese-American in 2014? Find out with civic entrepreneur Eric Liu and top playwright David Henry Hwang.
Wed, Sep 17, 7:30 pm
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