New York, NY (September 24, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center will host An Evening With Kate Winslet on Tuesday, October 6, during the 53rd New York Film Festival. The evening will include dinner and an intimate conversation between the Academy Award®-winning actress and NYFF Director Kent Jones, and will serve as a benefit for the Film Society. Winslet will also be attending the festival on Saturday, October 3, for the NYFF53 Centerpiece Gala selection, Steve Jobs. In the new film from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle and Academy Award®-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, Winslet stars alongside Michael Fassbender, who plays the pioneering founder of Apple.
Set backstage in the minutes before three iconic product launches spanning Jobs’ career—beginning with the Macintosh in 1984, and ending with the unveiling of the iMac in 1998—Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
The Film Society’s “An Evening With…” program recognizes the work of individuals who have made significant artistic contributions to film culture, and will continue to do so in the future. Past participants include Pedro Almodóvar, David Cronenberg, Nicole Kidman, Richard Peña, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, and last year’s guests Ethan Hawke and Richard Gere. All proceeds benefit the Film Society, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work in education, artist development, and cross-cultural film outreach. The dinner will take place in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. For information on how to purchase a table of 10 or single tickets to the “An Evening With…” event, please contact Alison Goldberg at [email protected], (212) 875-5831.
Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. A six-time Academy Award® nominee, Winslet won her first Academy Award® for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s The Reader. Winslet was also honored with Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and Critics’ Choice Movie awards for the role. That same year, Winslet starred as April Wheeler in Revolutionary Road, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Yates and directed by Sam Mendes, garnering a second Golden Globe win for her performance.
Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British television when she was 13 years old. At the age of 17, Winslet made an international name for herself in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. The next year, she followed that with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility; for her performance, she received her first Academy Award® nomination. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and went on to win BAFTA and SAG awards.
Winslet next starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom’s Jude and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. She appeared as Rose in James Cameron’s Titanic, for which she received her second Academy Award® nomination. She was 22 at the time and became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards®.
In 1999, Winslet starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky, directed by Gillies MacKinnon, and in 2000, starred in Jane Campion’s comedic dramaHoly Smoke. She also starred in Philip Kaufman’s period drama Quills.
In 2001, Winslet starred as the young Iris Murdoch in the Richard Eyre production of Iris, garnering Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award® nominations for the role. She next starred in Michael Apted’s Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during WWII, and The Life of David Gale. Winslet dyed her hair blue and orange for her portrayal of the quirky Clementine in 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then went on to star inFinding Neverland, which was named the Best Film of 2004 by the National Board of Review.
In 2006, Winslet was seen in Steven Zaillian’s All the King’s Men, voiced the character of Rita in the animated feature Flushed Away and finished the year with the romantic comedy The Holiday. Winslet earned a fifth Academy Award® nomination for her starring role in Todd Field’s Little Children.
In 2010, Winslet played the title role in HBO’s award-winning five-part miniseries Mildred Pierce, for which she won Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards for Best Actress. She joined the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and starred in Roman Polanski’s Carnage, which premiered in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
Most recently, Winslet starred in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day; in the film adaptations of Veronica Roth’s popular young-adult novelsDivergent (2014), directed by Neil Burger, and Insurgent (2015), directed by Robert Schwentke; and in A Little Chaos, from director Alan Rickman. Next, Winslet will star in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, and in John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine.
For her work in the arts, Winslet was awarded the CBE of the Order of the British Empire, which she received from Queen Elizabeth II at a Buckingham Palace ceremony.
The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Kent Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Marian Masone, FSLC Senior Programming Advisor; Gavin Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Film Comment; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.
Tickets for the 53rd New York Film Festival went on sale to Film Society patrons at the end of August, ahead of the general public. Find out more about the patron program at filmlinc.org/patrons. Becoming a Film Society Member offers the exclusive member ticket discount to the New York Film Festival and Film Society programming year-round plus other great benefits. Current members at the Film Buff Level or above enjoy early ticket access to NYFF screenings and events ahead of the general public. Learn more at filmlinc.org/membership.
For even more access, VIP Passes offer buyers the earliest opportunity to purchase tickets and secure seats at the festival’s biggest events including Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Nights. VIP passes also provide access to many exciting events including the invitation-only Opening Night party, “An Evening With…” Dinner, Filmmaker Brunch, and VIP Lounge. Benefits vary based on the pass type. For more information about purchasing VIP Passes, go to filmlinc.org/NYFF or contact [email protected]
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Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year’s most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, the Film Society recognizes an artist’s unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award, whose 2015 recipient is Robert Redford. The Film Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.
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