February 1987. At the end of the meal, the waiter at Shun Lee brought Richard Peña a fortune cookie. Peña, a 33-year-old film curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, unfolded the note: "You will have a big change in your career." Peña laughed; so did Joanne Koch, sitting across from him. Just before he'd cracked open the cookie, Koch, then executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, had asked him to lead its new theater,... More >>>