The Next Generation of Film An ongoing series of encounters with noted figures in the film industry presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The New York Times.
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Martin Scorsese on the Films of William Perlberg and George Seaton
Saturday, June 30, 4:00pm
When the Walter Reade Theater opens at 1pm on Saturday, June 30 a limited number of rush tickets will be available for sale only at the box office. Once the rush tickets have been sold, there will be a standby line for this event. All tickets are $10 ~ cash only.
Martin Scorsese will be here in person, in conversation with Film Society Associate Program Director Kent Jones, discussing the now-neglected films made by the producer/director team of William Perlberg and George Seaton in the 1950s, including The Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Proud and Profane and The Counterfeit Traitor. These rich, mature melodramas, which featured stunning location work that was ahead of its time, are carefully layered emotional experiences, in which William Holden does the finest acting of his career. They are ripe for re-discovery, and this is the best introduction imaginable.