In 1972, at the age of 23, Karen Cooper took over the two-year-old Film Forum when, as she recalls, "it was a little hole-in-the wall on West 88th Street." Three moves and 38 years later, Cooper continues to direct one of the city's—if not the nation's—most indispensable movie houses, showcasing both New York City premieres (which Cooper co-programs with Mike Maggiore, who joined the staff in 1994) and exceptional repertory offerings (programmed by Bruce Goldstein, who joined in 1986). On the occasion of MOMA's tribute to the indefatigable director, I met with Cooper, now 61, in Film Forum's Soho office to discuss documentaries—the focus of the MOMA series—changing tastes, and... More >>>