Magazine article Screen International

Film Society of Lincoln Center Gets New Name in 50th Anniversary Year

Magazine article Screen International

Film Society of Lincoln Center Gets New Name in 50th Anniversary Year

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Marking its 50th anniversary year in 2019, top brass at the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced a new name on Monday (29) – Film at Lincoln Center – and unveiled a schedule of free summer programming.

Over the years Film Society of Lincoln Center has hosted curated film series, retrospectives, new releases, and festivals including the New York Film Festival, scheduled artist initiatives and film in education curriculum and screenings, and published Film Comment magazine.

The institution’s hierarchy said the name change reflected “the identity of this nonprofit organization: a destination for film at New York’s preeminent arts complex.” It was noted that the institution’s past as a film society remains an essential part of FLC’s history as it moves forward as an inclusive home to film lovers.

“There are so many ways that people can see films now, but we believe that the curation we bring – the careful consideration of what we present and how we present it – keeps us at the heart of the culture,” said FLC executive director Lesli Klainberg. …

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