Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

Q & A with Filipino director, playwright and screenwriter, Jun Robles Lana ("Bwakaw",
50th New York Film Festival)
Jun Robles Lana (left) poses with a theatergoer after the screeening of "Bwakaw"
This is the stunning exterior of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a multi-screen theater and cultural venue in the heart of Lincoln Center’s campus. The film center, named after FSLC board member, and award-winning filmmaker and designer Elinor Bunin Munroe. The campus was designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group who also collaborated with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the exterior. The 17,500 square foot venue boasts 2 theaters, an ampitheater and a café. The 150-seat Francesca Beale Theater will show specialty film releases, and the intimate 90-seat Howard Gilman Theater will screen a combination of new film releases and special programs. The amphitheater, with a 152” Panasonic Plasma screen (the largest of its kind on public display in the country) is the venue for house lectures, panels and educational programs. The film center is located at 144 West 65th Street.

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