Compressed and expansive, eclectic and vérité, objective examinations and works of passionate advocacy: this year’s Spotlight on Documentary selections represent a wide spectrum of today’s nonfiction cinema. A cross-section of this year’s directors were present to discuss their films in this panel. Guests included Simon Dotan (The Settlers), Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens (Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds), Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger (Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan), Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya (The Cinema Travellers). Moderated by Film Society Executive Director Lesli Klainberg.
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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