Followed by Q&A; with Filmmakers
DIRECTORS GUILD THEATER
110 West 57th St., Nearby Parking $10.00
Mon. through Sun.
Welcome to Talking Movies!
Talking Movies with WNBC-TV film critic Jeffrey Lyons and film executive Roberta Burrows.
Talking Movies presents Hollywood, Foreign, and Independent films. Discover the personal stories behind the making of a film: how actors shape characters, how a script evolves, how marketing campaigns influence what you see, and more!
Talking Movies is designed for your entertainment and education. The course gives you the opportunity to talk with actors, directors, screenwriters and producers in an intimate environment before the movies open to the public.
Our guests define the range in filmmaking today. Some fall into the category of movie stars; others are artists passionately committed to making challenging films, and all are provocative, entertaining and lively. Franco Zeffirelli charmed, Brenda Blethyn delighted, Chazz Palminteri captivated, John Boorman intrigued, Peter Bogdanvich told tales about Hitchcock, Treat Williams was indeed a treat, Aidan Quinn made matinee idol an evening event, Swoozie Kurtz took us on a journey from theater to film to television, Kate Burton talked about life with Liz and Richard, and Ian Bannon and Brendan Gleeson sparkled with Irish wit. Marcia Gae Harden explained the characterization of artrist Jackson Pollack; John Turturro shared his passion for bringing unique characters to the screens.
The Luzin Defence; Himalaya; Meet The Parents; Gladiator; The Contender; Shadow Magic are some of the films that brought us to exotic locations, were provocative or just plain made us laugh.
Talking Movies shows prize winners and heralded films from prestigious festivals like Sundance and Cannes, plus highly anticipated studio and independent films. Many of the films shown have been nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
Three Seasons, A Walk on the Moon, Tea with Mussolini, This Is My Father, The Castle, Analyze This, Celebrity, Elizabeth, Pleasantville, Forces of Nature, Little Voice, Waking Ned Devine, Cider House Rules, The Hurricane, End of the Affair,Topsy Turvy and others are some of the films we’ve laughed over, been moved by and debated enthusiastically. If you love movies, you’ll love discovering the personal stories behind each film from the screenwriters, directors, actors and producers who make them.