In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

We screen some of the movies that ranked highly. What makes these films worthy of such acclaim? Are they truly the best? Jump in and share your thoughts during the lively, informative and sometimes provocative discussion over lunch that follows each screening. 

  • The General (1926), Buster Keaton, dir.
  • Rear Window (1954), Alfred Hitchcock, dir.
  • The Searchers (1956), John Ford, dir.
  • Casablanca (1942), Michael Curtiz, dir.
  • Imitation of Life (1959), Douglas Sirk, dir.
  • Bring Up Baby (1938), Howard Hawks, dir.
  • Pather Panchali (1955), Satyajit Ray, dir.
  • City Lights (1931), Charlie Chaplin, dir.
 

Brief Bio

Michael Zam teaches at NYU and NYU in London. He wrote the book for the musical The Kid, for which he won 2010 Outer Critics Circle, Jonathan Larson and BMI Jerry Bock awards.

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Lunch & A Movie: The Greatest Movies Ever Made … Or Are They?

Venue: Classroom

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

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The subscription contains these programs:

  • Lunch & A Movie: The General
    Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: Rear Window
    Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: The Searchers
    Date: Mon, Nov 4, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: Casablanca
    Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: Imitation of Life
    Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: Bringing Up Baby
    Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: Pather Panchali
    Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.

  • Lunch & A Movie: City Lights
    Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 10:30 am

    In 2012, Sight and Sound magazine published the results of a poll asking esteemed filmmakers, critics and serious film lovers to list their 10 favorite films.



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