Longtime Columbia University film professor and author Annette Insdorf is celebrating the 30th anniversary of her film series “Reel Pieces” with a 10-episode TV special titled “Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf.”
For the past 30 years Insdorf has interviewed the best actors and directors in the business, everyone from Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese, among others, on 92nd Street Y’s stage. With her film series, viewers are treated to not just film talk but an educational experience as she adds historical film facts and anecdotes about actors, directors and cinematographers, all while making connections between the best films of today with the classics and little-known movies of the past.
To kick off the 30 year celebration, NYC Media is broadcasting the first of ten “Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf” episodes on NYC Life beginning Friday, October 28 at 8:30 pm. The first episode will see Insdorf having an in-depth discussion of the 2014 Oscar winner “Birdman,” featuring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton and Emma Stone. Other films discussed in the special include “The Humbling” and “The Theory of Everything.”
“I’m delighted to be sharing highlights of my ‘Reel Pieces’ series with NYC Life’s viewers,” said Insdorf. “For 30 years I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing the world’s most impressive film artists at 92Y. Now a new audience can learn how actors prepare for their roles, how directors shape a film, and how we—as enlightened viewers—can appreciate movies more deeply.”
NYC Media, a division of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, is the official broadcast network and media production entity of the City of New York.
Episodes of “Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf” will premiere weekly on Fridays at 8:30 pm on NYC Life and also be available for streaming the day after via this link: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/media/shows/reel-pieces.page