Classic Film Series

The NYS Writers Institute continues its Classic Film Series with eight screenings during the Spring 2020 season. Many of the actors, directors and film professionals associated with this season's screenings will be guests at the Albany Film Festival, Saturday, March 28. 

Supported with a grant from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of '92, the Classic Film Series features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters. 

All screenings are free and open to the public. 

February 7, 2020: "The Seagull" at 7:30 p.m. Director Michael Mayer will appear at the Albany Film Festival.

February 14, 2020: "I Like It Like That" at 7:30 p.m. Director Darnell Martin will appear at the Albany Film Festival.

February 21, 2020: "Motherless Brooklyn" at 7 p.m. Author Jonathan Lethem will appear at the Albany Film Festival

 

February 28, 2020: "Do the Right Thing" at 7:30 p.m. Actress Rosie Perez will appear at the Albany Film Festival.

 

March 6, 2020: "Wild Style" at 7 p.m. Movie editor Sam Pollard will appear at the Albany Film Festival.

March 13, 2020: "The Irishman" at 6:30 p.m. Author Charles Brandt will appear at the Albany Film Festival.

April 3, 2020: "Purgatorio" at 7:30 p.m. 

April 24, 2020: "Baby Face" at 7:30 p.m.

Classic Film Series

The NYS Writers Institute’s Classic Film Series, presented with support from Marc Guggenheim, UAlbany Class of ‘92, features screenings of domestic and international films of distinction and film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters.

The series has included rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S. The Institute will launch the Albany Film Festival in March 2020.

 

Some of the filmmakers and screenwriters who have visited the Institute have included Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise, and Doug Wright.

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