​   MSF Film:Masters

​​​New York Magazine​'s​ "Best Movie Outing in NY"!​

The MSF Film:Masters Series

Learn hands-on filmmaking with close mentorship from an experienced feature film director.

I started our Film:Master screening series, with the belief that gripping, useful discussion of cinema had, at best, plummeted here in the States - taken hostage, primarily, by anecdotal film-talk.  When I first started watching films, such anecdotal information was scarce, so it was easy to be turned on by, and maybe even distracted by, any whiff of what Kubrick was like on a set, or the process of a particular actor or the lifestyle of a particular film "philosopher".  Once technology flipped, however, and the Internet landed, ironically all we had was a kind of film gossip -- which is a mirage of what film truly is.  So, MSF is kinda stealing it back: the idea that film is an human art-form, which has forged lives for particular reasons and in profound ways; and can still in fact do so.  I see it everyday with my students and I, with the help of guests who have exquisite taste, wanted to share that with the public.​ --Robert Milazzo

The Film:Masters Series, presented by the Modern School of Film, provides its students and attendees insight and access to Cinema's leading practitioners.  The series was created by MSF's founder, Robert Milazzo, to advance the idea that the best way to know is to ask.​​​​​​​​​​

These in-depth, stimulating screenings and conversations aim to explore a deeper insight into both filmmaking craft and the human conditions from which it arises, by going right to the source: the very artists whose work and legacy inform Cinema as we know it.

​    Upcoming Film:Masters Guests​

Adam Reed

(creator of "Archer")

Gareth Evans




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MSF Film:Master Guests​

Abbas Kiarostami​​

Abel Ferrara

Adam Horvitz


Al Ruban

Albert Hammond Jr.

Albert Maysles

Alfonso Cuarón

Alfred Molina

Alisa Lepselter

Amber Tamblyn

Andrew W.K.​

Ang Lee

Anthony Bourdain

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Bertrand Tavernier

Bill Hader

Bill T. Jones

Brian Posehn

Brian Reitzell

Bruce Campbell

Buck Henry

Carter Burwell

Christopher Guest

DA Pennebaker

Daniel Lanois

Danny Elfman

David Cross

David Morse


Donald Fagen

Ed Lachman

Eli Wallach

Fábio Moon


Fernando Meirelles

Frank Black

Fred Armisen

Gaspar Noe

Glenn Close

Gus Van Sant

James Toback

Janeane Garofalo

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jim Uhls

Joe Pantoliano

John Landis

Jorgen Leth

Harris Savides

Holly Hunter

Iron & Wine

Keir Dullea

Kent Jones

Kenneth Lonergan

Kevin Conroy

Kris Kristofferson

Lance Henriksen

Laurie Anderson

Lesley Manville

Lucinda Williams

Marina Abramovic

Mark Morris

Maynard James Keenan

Michael Biehn

Michael Haneke

Mira Nair


My Morning Jacket

Nancy Wilson

Neil Finn

Neil LaBute

Neko Case

Patrick Carney of The Black Keys

Patterson Hood of Drive-by Truckers

Patton Oswalt
Paul Schrader

Paul Verhoeven

Perry Farrell

Richard Kelly

Richard Peña

Robot Chicken

Roger Corman

Rodrigo Santoro

Sandra Bernhard

Sara Driver

Seth Green

Shirley Mason

Stephen Frears

Stephin Merritt

Steve James

Talib Kweli

Tavis Smiley

Thelma Schoonmaker

Tim and Eric

Tippi Hedren

Tom Skerritt

Wayne Coyne

Wes Craven

Will Arnett

Will Butler of Arcade Fire

Willem Dafoe

Wim Wenders

Wyatt Cenac

Yo La Tengo

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