IFC Center is getting ready to celebrate the inaugural Split Screens Festival, taking place Friday, June 2 through Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the IFC Center, located at 323 6th Ave in New York City.
Throughout the week, the festival will host a series of special events celebrating the art and craft of TV with exclusive screenings and vibrant panel conversations featuring the biggest and boldest names in scripted content.
Curated by one of television’s biggest fans, author and critic Matt Zoller Seitz, the festival will be anchored by four signature categories: PREMIERES, an opportunity for audiences to be among the first to screen an anticipated new series; CLOSE-UP, focused primarily on the work of one or two celebrated actors in a series; SHOWCASE, which will take a deeper look at a series through the lens of its creators, producers and stars; and REWIND, revisiting an iconic episode of television via a screening and conversation with the creatives who have brought their vision to life.
Here’s the schedule of events and special guests:
“THE DEUCE” (HBO) PREMIERE with Maggie Gyllenhaal (series producer and co-star), Michelle MacLaren (pilot director), and George Pelecanos (series co-creator)
Friday, June 2, 6:00 PM
“MR. ROBOT” (USA Network) CLOSE-UP with Rami Malek
Saturday, June 3, 3:30 PM
“SNEAKY PETE” (Amazon) CLOSE-UP with Margo Martindale
Sunday, June 4, 11:30 AM
“BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC) CLOSE-UP with Michael McKean
Sunday, June 4, 5:15 PM
FIRST ANNUAL LEGACY AWARD: HONORING ACTRESS/DIRECTOR LEE GRANT presented by Marlo Thomas
Monday, June 5, 5:30 PM
VANGUARD AWARD: HONORING DAVID CHASE followed by a special screening of “THE SOPRANOS” (HBO) Season Three: “Pine Barrens” SPECIAL EVENT with David Chase, Terence Winter (co-executive producer and co-writer), and Steve Buscemi (director and actor)
Monday, June 5, 7:30 PM
“ORPHAN BLACK” (BBC AMERICA) SHOWCASE with Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Evelyne Brochu, Ari Millen, Graeme Manson (executive producer), and John Fawcett (executive producer)
Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 PM
“BILLIONS” (SHOWTIME) CLOSE-UP with Asia Kate Dillon
Tuesday, June 6, 7:45 PM
“BROCKMIRE” (IFC) CLOSE-UP with Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet
Wednesday, June 7, 6:00 PM
“UNDERGROUND” (WGN America) REWIND Season Two: “Minty” episode with Aisha Hinds (actor) and Anthony Hemingway (executive producer/director)
Thursday, June 8, 6:00 PM
Learn more or buy tickets for the fest at https://www.splitscreensfestival.com/.