The writer Russell Banks will talk with Paul Schrader at the Rendez-Vous With French Cinema à New York to evoke French cinema and culture, as well as the delicate process of adapting a written work for the big screen.
These two major cultural figures will meet on March 1, 2019 in the Lincoln Film Center amphitheater in New York to talk about France, its cinema and its culture, along with literature and the work involved in adapting literary works for the screen.
Russell Banks, a novelist in the great tradition of the American novel, author notably of The Sweet Hereafter (adapted and directed by Atom Egoyan), will be the patron of the 24th edition of the Rendez-Vous With French Cinema à New York. He will talk with Paul Schrader – who he knows well because Schrader directed Affliction, another of the writer's novels, for the screen. A renowned and admired screenwriter of the New Hollywood (for Scorsese, De Palma, Peter Weir), Shrader is also known for his twenty feature films (Hardcore, Mishima, The Comfort of Strangers, The Canyons).