Following its first-ever Filmmaker in Residence initiative with English Director and Writer Andrea Arnold on October 3rd, Jaeger-LeCoultre supported this week two major Cinema achievements as part of its multi-year partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center: the New York Premiere of 12 YEARS A SLAVE directed by Steve McQueen and the Tribute Gala honoring Ralph Fiennes.
On October 8th, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film Society of Lincoln Center welcomed Director Steve McQueen for his new film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, written by John Ridley and based on the true story Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, abducted and sold into slavery.
The evening was punctuated by the screening of the film followed by a Q&A session with the cast of the movie including
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano.
On October 9th, Jaeger-LeCoultre also joined the Film Society of Lincoln Center to pay tribute to the unique talent and career of Actor and Director Ralph Fiennes. The Tribute Gala honored the Award-winning actor featuring a unique retrospective on his career including Schindler’s List, The English Patient. An extended on-stage conversation followed by the U.S. premiere of his latest film The Invisible Woman marked this very special evening.
"Mr. Fiennes has brilliantly embodied the larger-than-life creations of writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens, and Graham Greene, among others, and given us an extraordinary body of work to celebrate. The Film Society is excited to honor him at this year’s New York Film Festival not only as an actor, but as the director of THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, truly one of the noteworthy films of the year." Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center Rose Kuo said.