Richard Peña, Director of the New York Film Festival

Early Independent Black Filmmakers

21 February 2014 | 19:00 – 22:00

Location: 4, rue de Chevreuse, Paris

Richard Peña has served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival. At the Film Society, he has organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioini, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Gabriel Figueroa, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura, and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese, Soviet, and Argentine cinema. Professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia University School of the Arts, he is co-host of Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13.

Photo: Richard Peña. Source: Wikimedia