Retrospective Screenings "Remembering Sydney Lumet"


From July 19 to 25, the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York will hold Prince of the City: Remembering Sydney Lumet, a retrospective to honor the work of the late great Sydney Lumet. A total of 16 films will be shown, including masterpieces like Network, Dog Day Afternoon12 Angry Men and, naturally, The Wiz. The highlight, perhaps, is a rare screening of Lumet's 1968 adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Sea Gull, a film that's not even available on DVD.

Some of the screenings will also have special guests. Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at Fail-Safe on Wednesday, July 20. Treat Williams and former NYPD narcotics detective Robert Leuci at Prince of the City on Sunday, July 24. Luis Guzman, Paul Calderon and Judge Edwin Torres at Q&A on Sunday, July 24.

All films screen at the Walter Reade Theater of Lincoln Center. Tickets are available online or at the box office starting today. Schedule of films below.

Tuesday, July 19
1:30PM          FAIL-SAFE (111min)
3:50PM          THE VERDICT (129min)
6:30PM          12 ANGRY MEN (95min)
8:35PM          THE PAWNBROKER (116min)

Wednesday, July 20
1:00PM          SERPICO (130min)
3:45PM          NETWORK (121min)
6:15PM          FAIL-SAFE (111min)
8:45PM          THE OFFENCE (112min)

Friday, July 22
1:15PM          12 ANGRY MEN (95min)
3:45PM          THE PAWNBROKER (116min)
6:15PM          NETWORK (121min)
8:45PM          THE VERDICT (129min)

Saturday, July 23
10:30AM        THE WIZ (133min)
1:15PM          THE SEA GULL (141min)
4:00PM          RUNNING ON EMPTY (116min)
6:30PM          DOG DAY AFTERNOON (130min)
9:00PM          SERPICO (130min)

Sunday, July 24
12:30PM        LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (174min)
4:00PM          Q&A (132min)
7:00PM          PRINCE OF THE CITY (167min)

Monday, July 25
1:00PM          DOG DAY AFTERNOON (130min)
3:30PM          THE OFFENCE (112min)
6:00PM          FIND ME GUILTY (124min)

Arya Ponto • Contributor

As former Editor of JPP, Arya likes to entertain peeps with his thoughts on pop culture, when he's not busy watching Battle Royale for the 200th time. He lives in Brooklyn with a comic book collection that's always the most daunting thing to move with, and writes for


New Reviews