Film at Lincoln Center

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FSLC logo
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall, where the Film Society holds its annual Gala Tribute.
Buildings of Lincoln Center

Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
Samuel B. and David Rose Building (includes Walter Reade Theater)
Juilliard School
Alice Tully Hall
Vivian Beaumont Theater (includes Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and Claire Tow Theater)
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (includes Bruno Walter Auditorium)
Metropolitan Opera House
Josie Robertson Plaza with Revson Fountain
Damrosch Park
David H. Koch Theater
David Rubenstein Atrium
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Film at Lincoln Center, previously known as the Film Society of Lincoln Center until 2019,[1] is a film society based in New York City, United States. Founded in 1969 by three Lincoln Center executives—William F. May, Martin E. Segal and Schuyler G. Chapin[2]—the film society spotlights American independent cinema and world cinema, and recognizes and supports new filmmakers.[3] The Film Society of Lincoln Center is one of the eleven resident organizations at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Over the last four decades, the film society has introduced to American audiences the works of many of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers, including François Truffaut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar and Martin Scorsese.

Each year the organization presents its annual Gala Tribute, honoring legendary stars and industry leaders at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center also hosts the annual New York Film Festival and is a co-presenter (with the Museum of Modern Art) of the New Directors/New Films Festival. The Film Society also publishes the bi-monthly film journal Film Comment.

After 400 days of suspension to all physical events due to COVID-19 pandemic’s limitation of social activities, Film at Lincoln Center announced on March 16, 2021, that they will reopen their theaters as of April 16, 2021.[4]

Past honorees of Gala Tribute[edit]


  1. ^ Aridi, Sara (April 28, 2019). "After 50 Years, Film Society of Lincoln Center Is a ‘Society’ No More". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Grimes, William (September 20, 2011). "William F. May, 95, Dies; Helped Found Film Society". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  3. ^ "About Us". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ "Save the Date - We're Reopening on April 16!". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2021-04-06.

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