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NYFF: Free LIVE Talk Series Includes Rothman, Potter, Mungiu, Bernal & Gerwig

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 27, 2012 at 2:28PM

The New York Film Festival's LIVE series, which features free-to-the-public discussions with filmmakers and film industry professionals, will this year include directors Sally Potter, Cristian Mungiu, Lee Daniels and Barry Levinson, and actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Greta Gerwig. A conversation with recently-resigned longtime Fox chairman Tom Rothman on the making of Ang Lee's "The Life of Pi" is also a highlight of the talk series. Full schedule below.
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NYFF Live Talk guests

The New York Film Festival's LIVE series, which features free-to-the-public discussions with filmmakers and film industry professionals, will this year include directors Sally Potter (our TOH! interview is here), Cristian Mungiu, Lee Daniels and Barry Levinson, and actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Greta Gerwig. A conversation with recently-resigned longtime Fox chairman Tom Rothman on the making of Ang Lee's "The Life of Pi" is also a highlight of the talk series. Full schedule below.

NYFF LIVE Schedule:
 
Saturday, September 29
6:00PM: Apple Store, SoHo
Meet the Filmmaker: Barry Levinson (THE BAY).
 
7:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: 50 Years of Film Culture with the NYFF Selection Committee: Melissa Anderson, Scott Foundas, Amy Taubin, Todd McCarthy, Wendy Keys, Philip Lopate, David Ansen. (Moderated by James Schamus, CEO, Focus Features)
 
Sunday, September 30
7:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: Discussion on LIFE OF PI with Tom Rothman (Moderated by Scott Foundas, Associate Director of Programming, FSLC)
 
8:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: Meet the NYFF Filmmakers, Part 1: Dheeraj Akolkar (LIV AND INGMAR), Alan Berliner (FIRST COUSIN, ONCE REMOVED), Philippe Béziat (BECOMING TRAVIATA), Tom Donahue (CASTING BY), Michael Gochanour (CHARLIE IS MY DARLING), Jeff Kaufman (THE SAVOY KING), Antonio Mendez (HERE AND THERE).
 
Monday, October 1
7:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner (FRANCES HA)
 
Tuesday, October 2
7:00PM: Amphitheater
New York Women in Film and Television Panel: The New York State Post Production Tax Credit: Alex Halpern (CEO and Founder, Post Factory) and Yana Collins Lehman (Managing Director, Trevanna Post). The panel will be moderated by Richard Guay.
 
Wednesday, October 3
7:00PM: Amphitheater
WGA East: The Play's The Thing. Lucy Alibar (BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD), Eric Bogosian (SUBURBIA, TALK RADIO) and John Patrick Shanley (DOUBT).
 
Thursday, October 4
7:00PM: Apple Store, SoHo
Meet the Filmmaker: Lee Daniels (THE PAPERBOY).
 
Tuesday, October 9
7:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: A Conversation with Sally Potter (GINGER AND ROSA)
 
8:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: A Conversation with Cristian Mungiu (BEYOND THE HILLS)
 
Wednesday, October 10
7:00PM: Amphitheater
SAGIndie: Casting & Working With Actors: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Tom Donahue, Larry Fessenden, Ry Russo-Young, Michael Sladek, Cindy Tolan.
 
Thursday, October 11
7:00PM: Apple Store, SoHo
Meet the Filmmaker: Pablo Larrain and Gael Garcia Bernal (NO).
 
7:00PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: Meet the NYFF Filmmakers, Part 2. Guests to be announced.
 
Friday, October 12
6:00PM: Apple Store, SoHo
Meet the Filmmaker: Roger Michell (HYDE PARK ON HUDSON).
 
7:00PM: Amphitheater
A Conversation and book-signing with David Thomson, author of The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. In association with the NYFF Critics Academy.
 
Saturday, October 13
4:30PM: Amphitheater
NYFF LIVE: A Conversation with Richard Peña (Moderated by Lisa
Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.