Le Conversazioni: Forgotten Gems with A.O. Scott
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
A.O. Scott, Antonio Monda (moderator)
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 7 pm ET | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)


Widely recognized for his erudite film reviews, journalist and cultural critic A.O. Scott approaches the cinematic arts with a discerning eye and has gained the respect and admiration of filmmakers and movie lovers alike. In a special conversation that will be complemented by clips, Scott casts a new light on some of the legendary, yet undeservedly forgotten, films, including Fred Zinnemann’s Five Days One Summer and Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

A.O. Scott is a chief film critic for the New York Times and a distinguished professor of film criticism at Wesleyan University. Antonio Monda (moderator) is artistic director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and the Rome Film Festival.


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


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Presented as a part of Le Conversazioni in partnership with Dazzle Communication and CPW Conversations. Presented under the patronage of MiBACT Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. Major support has been provided by Intesa Sanpaolo (official sponsor).

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested Covid-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum Admission unless otherwise noted.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

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