Richard Peña's Long Goodbye

25 years and 700 movies later, an institution exits the NYFF

Richard Peña, looking forward
Julie Cunnah/Film Society of Lincoln Center
Richard Peña, looking forward

On September 13, the Film Society announced that not one but two program directors will take over Peña's job in 2013: Robert Koehler for the year-round program and Kent Jones—a former committee member and Peña's protégé—for the festival. "I suspect we'll see Peña's fingerprints in the festival and the year-round program. His visions will be carried forward," Kuo says.

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