Keeping Cultural Borders Open at the New York Film Festival

Sara Driver and Barbet Schroeder to attend Federation launch

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Barbet Schroeder's The Venerable W. will screen with What Are You Up To, Barbet Schroeder? at the New York Film Festival
Barbet Schroeder's The Venerable W. will screen with What Are You Up To, Barbet Schroeder? at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Keeping Cultural Borders Open as part of the NYFF Live series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 55th New York Film Festival will launch The Federation, founded by Tanya Selvaratnam, Laura Michalchyshyn (producer of Caroline Suh's documentary The 4%: Film's Gender Problem and Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live) and Laurie Anderson. BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat director Sara Driver and The Venerable W. and Amnesia director Barbet Schroeder will join Selvaratnam, Anderson, and other artists and activists for the event.

55th New York Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
55th New York Film Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

"The Federation is a coalition of individuals and organisations committed to keeping cultural borders open and recognising how essential artistic experiences are to fostering compassion, critical thinking, and joy."

Keeping Cultural Borders Open takes place on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm inside the Amphitheater of Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:00pm.

New York Film Festival public screenings:

BOOM FOR REAL The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Sunday, October 8 at 1:00pm - Alice Tully Hall; Wednesday, October 11 at 9:00pm - Francesca Beale Theater - Expected to attend: Sara Driver

The Venerable W. with What Are You Up to, Barbet Schroeder?: Friday, October 13 at 6:00pm - Walter Reade Theater; Saturday, October 14 at 1:00pm - Francesca Beale Theater - Expected to attend: Barbet Schroeder

The 2017 New York Film Festival runs through October 15.

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