Category: Past Event

A Conversation with Andy Garcia

“To me the strength of this country is the diversity of its cultures. We have to keep that alive.” FOLCS traveled to the West Coast to sit down with Oscar-, Emmy-, and Golden Globe-nominated actor Andy Garcia (Oceans Eleven, The Godfather Part III, and The Untouchables). A special reception followed the Conversation in the Ruby…
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A Conversation With Rep. Steve Israel and Chris Buckley

Political satire has always been an important element of the democratic process in our country. For decades, political satirists have channeled dissent, parodied politicians, mocked intellectuals, and even the readers. Satire can propose uncomfortable topics, shake up rigid beliefs, and make us more responsive to alternatives. FOLCS audiences joined us with Steve Israel, the congressman-turned-novelist who is known to “channel his inner…
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Trial By Fire: Screening and Conversation

Written by the Academy Award Winning Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), and based on award-winning The New Yorker article by David Grann, Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights…
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Trial By Fire: Screening and Conversation

Written by the Academy Award Winning Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), and based on award-winning The New Yorker article by David Grann, Trial by Fire is the true-life Texas story of the unlikely bond between an imprisoned death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) and a mother of two from Houston (Laura Dern) who, though facing staggering odds, fights…
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A Conversation with Chris Cuomo

CNN New Day co-host Chris Cuomo is at the center of today’s political discourse every morning of the week. He just wrapped up Cuomo Prime Time, a special limited-run program launched around the first full year of the Trump administration. He is known for bringing both intelligence and fearlessness to his one-on-one interviews with the…
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A Conversation with Alec Baldwin

Award-winning actor of films, theater, and television (most recently, an Emmy for 30 Rock), political activist, and author/blogger Alec Baldwin has not only entertained audiences throughout his career, but also made them think. Before becoming an actor, he considered law school, which may account for his convincing portrayal of lawyers in such films as Ghosts…
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