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Sidney Lumet Retrospective At Lincoln Center

Written by: FFT Webmaster | July 18th, 2011

With the passing of quintessential New York director Sidney Lumet in April, the New York film community lost one of its giants. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which hosted a heartfelt memorial for the director at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in May with speakers including Lauren Bacall, Glenn Close, Jonathan Demme, James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jenny Lumet, David Mamet and Christopher Walken, is now presenting a full retrospective of the director’s oeuvre. Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet which will screen at the Walter Reade Theater from July 19 to 25, and will include such seminal films as TWELVE ANGRY MEN (1957), LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (1962), THE PAWNBROKER (1964), SERPICO (1973), DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975), NETWORK (1976),  PRINCE OF THE CITY (1981), Q&A (1990) and his final film BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD (2007). The series includes a rare presentation of Lumet’s big-screen adaptation of the Anton Chekhov classic THE SEA GULL (1968), which is not available on DVD. For more information, visit: www.filmlinc.com

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