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Film Linc Mounts First-Ever NYFF Convergence, Plus Three Midnight Movies

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 24, 2012 at 1:59PM

As part of their New York Film Festival’s 50th edition, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces their first-ever presentation of NYFF Convergence, running September 29-30, in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Covergence will offer panels, workshops and Immersive Experiences for the participating transmedia creators and fans...
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'Berberian Sound Studio'

As part of the New York Film Festival’s 50th edition, The Film Society of Lincoln Center is putting on their first-ever presentation of NYFF Convergence, running September 29-30, in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Convergence will offer panels, workshops and Immersive Experiences for participating transmedia creators and fans, beginning with a keynote conversation with director/producer Tommy Pallota and the Film Linc’s Eugene Herdandez.

Hernandez states:

“The way stories are being told is changing, or rather expanding, thanks to new tools and technologies that allow storytellers to engage and involve an audience in new ways. With NYFF Convergence we're focusing expressly on those artists and filmmakers rather than the technology.”

The Society has also booked three films for its first-ever Midnight Movies sidebar presentation; Barry Levinson’s “The Bay,” Peter Strickland’s “Berberian Sound Studio” and Takashi Kitano’s “Outrage Beyond,” as listed below.

Details on the Convergence offerings below. More information is available here.

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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.