Film Society Of Lincoln Center Holding Sidney Lumet Retrospective

With the passing of iconic filmmaker Sidney Lumet came not only an outpouring of love and respect for the late, legendary New Yorker, but a re-visiting of his filmography.

Now, thanks to the Film Society Of Lincoln Center, it’s time for his surrogate hometown’s turn to share in the showing of respect.

The New York-based Film Society will be honoring Lumet with a new retrospective, entitled Prince Of The City: Remembering Sidney Lumet, and will be running from July 19 until July 25.   Including a series of guest speakers including the likes of Lauren Bacall, Walter Bernstein, Bobby Cannavale, Glenn Close, Jonathan Demme, James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jenny Lumet, David Mamet, Phylilis Newman and Christopher Walken, the retrospective will feature many of his works.

SCREENING SCHEDULE FOR Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet:

Screening Venue:

The Film Society of Lincoln Center ‘“ Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65 Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam (upper level)

Tuesday, July 19

1:30PM FAIL-SAFE (111min)
3:50PM THE VERDICT (129min)
6:30PM 12 ANGRY MEN (95min)
8:35PM THE PAWNBROKER (116min)

Wednesday, July 20
1:00PM SERPICO (130min)
3:45PM NETWORK (121min)
6:15PM FAIL-SAFE (111min)
8:45PM THE OFFENCE (112min)

Thursday, July 21

No Sidney Lumet screenings

Friday, July 22

1:15PM 12 ANGRY MEN (95min)
3:45PM THE PAWNBROKER (116min)
6:15PM NETWORK (121min)
8:45PM THE VERDICT (129min)

Saturday, July 23

10:30AM THE WIZ (133min) **Movies for Kids
1:15PM THE SEA GULL (141min)
4:00PM RUNNING ON EMPTY (116min)
9:00PM SERPICO (130min)

Sunday, July 24

4:00PM Q&A (132min)
7:00PM PRINCE OF THE CITY (167min)

Monday, July 25

3:30PM THE OFFENCE (112min)
6:00PM FIND ME GUILTY (124min)

Featuring both his first, 12 Angry Men, and his last film, Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, the retrospective will range from classic, proto-typical Lumet features like Dog Day Afternoon, and the more bizarre pieces, like The Wiz. Personally, I’m most excited for films like Fail-Safe and Find Me Guilty, two films that have seemingly been forgotten for some reason or another.   Fail-Safe was lost in the Dr. Strangelove daze, featuring a similar plot but with a much more serious bent, and due to the Vin Diesel lead performance, Guilty was not quite the hit it really should have been.   They are all worth watching for more than a cavalcade of reasons, so if you have a chance, please, check this retrospective out.   If you do so, let us know in the comments!

Source: Press Release


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