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Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Jonathan Demme
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Jonathan Demme, Antonio Monda (moderator)
Tue, February 24th, 2015 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


Enriched with screen clips from his past films—including The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia—Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, in conversation with Antonio Monda, offers unique insight into the major influences on his career.

Jonathan Demme is the award-winning filmmaker of such notable films as The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Rachel Getting Married. Antonio Monda (moderator) teaches in the Film and Television Department at New York University. He is Artistic Director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and has directed several documentaries, including the award-winning feature film Dicembre.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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Presented by Dazzle Communication and CPW Conversations and supported by MiBACT Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. Additional support has been provided by Maserati and TIM Telecom Italia Mobile (major sponsors), RAI Radiotelevisione italiana (official sponsor & media partner), and the Italian Trade Agency (partner).

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