Talk Cinema Series

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Our next Talk Cinema event on February 27th is your opportunity to see an advanced screening of one of the most anticipated films of the season. This Sony Pictures Classics release directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted from Alan Bennett's award-winning play stars the legendary Maggie Smith. The film will be introduced by Professor Michael Cadden from the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Select Saturdays at 12:30pm

May 7, 2016
Talk Cinema at the Garden Theatre This monthly series features sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films selected from leading festivals by film critic Harlan Jacobson. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.

What films will be shown? The selection may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit. The title for each sneak preview event will NOT be announced in advance, allowing us to book the best films and making the events more exciting. (See below for past films.)

Subscribe Now! Pro-rated season subscription passes for the remaining seven sneak preview dates are now available. Subscriptions are $79 General, $72 for Princeton Garden Theatre Members, and $40 for Students.

Individual Tickets? Individual tickets are ONLY available on the day of the screening and ONLY if the film is not sold out ($22 General and $11 Student).

Past Films Last season, Talk Cinema audiences were among the first to screen Experimenter, The Clouds of Sils Maria, Nightcrawler, Timbuktu, White God, 1001 Grams, The 100 Year Old Man, and The Farewell Party. Previous seasons included Blue is the Warmest Color, Nebraska, The Lunchbox, Le Weekend, The Face of Love, Ida, Omar, The Last Sentence, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, The German Doctor, Obvious Child, Finding Vivian Maier, Fading Gigolo, Locke, Silver Linings Playbook, The Other Son, Starlet, Barbara, Quartet, Blancanieves, Renoir, The Attack, Twenty Feet From Stardom, The Artist, Le Havre, Melancholia, Habemus Papam, The Island President, Monsieur Lazhar, and Two Days in New York.

Regular Speakers Talk Cinema regularly featured guest speakers include NPR's Bob Mondello, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Stephen Rea, Facets Multi-Media Founder Milos Stehlick, The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, Laura Blum, MSN contributor Glenn Kenny, Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Columbia College professor Ron Falzone.