Film at Lincoln Center

Film at Lincoln Center (FLC), previously known as the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) until 2019,[1] is a film society based in New York City, United States. Founded in 1969 by three Lincoln Center executives—William F. May, Martin E. Segal and Schuyler G. Chapin[2]—the organization spotlights American independent cinema and world cinema, and recognizes and supports new filmmakers.[3] Film at Lincoln Center is one of the eleven resident organizations at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

FLC logo
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall, where FLC has held its Chaplin Award Gala Tribute.
Buildings of Lincoln Center
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Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
Samuel B. and David Rose Building (includes Walter Reade Theater)
Juilliard School
Alice Tully Hall
Vivian Beaumont Theater (includes Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and Claire Tow Theater)
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
David Geffen Hall
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (includes Bruno Walter Auditorium)
Metropolitan Opera House
Josie Robertson Plaza with Revson Fountain
Damrosch Park
David H. Koch Theater
David Rubenstein Atrium
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Over the last four decades, Film at Lincoln Center has introduced to American audiences the works of many of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers, including François Truffaut, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar and Martin Scorsese.

Each year the organization presents its annual Chaplin Award Gala, honoring legendary stars and industry leaders at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.

Film at Lincoln Center also hosts the annual New York Film Festival and is a co-presenter (with the Museum of Modern Art) of the New Directors/New Films Festival. The organization also publishes the film journal Film Comment.

Film at Lincoln Center suspended all physical events for 400 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening their theaters on April 16, 2021.[4]

Lesli Klainberg is currently president of Film at Lincoln Center,[5] past executives include Rose Kuo,[6] Mara Manus,[7] Claudia Bonn and Joanne Koch who served as executive director from 1971 to 2003.[8]

Dennis Lim is the artistic director of New York Film Festival.[9]

Past honorees of Gala TributeEdit


  1. ^ Aridi, Sara (April 28, 2019). "After 50 Years, Film Society of Lincoln Center Is a ‘Society’ No More". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Grimes, William (September 20, 2011). "William F. May, 95, Dies; Helped Found Film Society". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  3. ^ "About Us". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  4. ^ "Save the Date - We're Reopening on April 16!". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  5. ^ Hayes, Dade (2022-03-04). "Film At Lincoln Center Sets Dates For 60th NY Film Festival, Promotes Vet Execs Eugene Hernandez And Dennis Lim". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  6. ^ Bowley, Graham (2013-12-18). "New York Film Society's Executive Director Steps Down". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  7. ^ Taylor, Kate (2010-07-09). "Film Society of Lincoln Center Replaces Its Director". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  8. ^ "Joanne Koch to Step Down". Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  9. ^ "61st New York Film Festival Unveils Dates and New Updates". Film at Lincoln Center. 2022-01-18. Retrieved 2023-05-16.

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