Classic Film Series

The Writers Institute‚Äôs Classic Film Series features weekly screenings of domestic and international films of distinction, in addition to film festivals devoted to the work of particular directors, producers, or screenwriters. The series includes rare films culled from archives and private collections, pre-release screenings from major studios, contemporary international offerings, as well as classics made in the U.S.  Filmmakers, screenwriters and screen actors who have visited the Institute include Hal Ashby, Hector Babenco, Costa-Gavras, Ruby Dee, Alex Gibney, Tomas Gutierrez-Alea, James Ivory and Ismail Merchant, Neil Jordan, Spike Lee, Albert Mayseles, Rita Moreno, Gordon Parks, Sr., Raoul Peck, D.A. Pennebacker and Chris Hegedus, Bob Rafelson, Phil Alden Robinson, John Sayles, Wallace Shawn, Ron Shelton, Christine Vachon, Agnes Varda, and Robert Wise.


Mark Koplik

Phone: (518) 442-5626
School, college, division or unit: New York State Writers Institute