A Celebration of James Ivory

September 16 & 17, 2023

James Ivory backstage at the Academy Awards CREDIT: Jeff Kravitz

With a career spanning over 70 years, multi-award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer James Ivory is best known for his decades-long collaboration with producer Ismail Merchant and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Together they created their own brand of richly textured and emotionally charged films like A Room with a View, Howards End, and The Remains of the Day.  Merchant Ivory’s period pieces earned them international acclaim, but represent just a fraction of Ivory’s intensely varied body of work. 

Hudson Hall is honored to welcome James Ivory for a two-day celebration of film screenings, Q&As, and special events.

James will be joined by special guests including producer Peter Spears (Call Me by Your Name), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s daughter Firoza Jhabvala, and more to be announced.


TICKETS:
Single Tickets: $18 (includes fees)
All Access: All screenings with dinner with James Ivory at Feast & Floret – $130 (sold out)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

2PM: THE BOSTONIANS (1984, 2hr 2m)

Followed by a Q&A with James Ivory and Special Guests
Directed by James Ivory; screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala based on the novel by Henry James
Starring Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Madeleine Potter, Jessica Tandy
Featured short: “Rich Atmosphere: The Music of Merchant Ivory Films” (2019, dir. Stephen Soucy, 5min)

5PM: DINNER AT FEAST & FLORET with JAMES IVORY (SOLD OUT)

7PM: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (2017, 2h 12m)
With a pre-film discussion with James Ivory, producer Peter Spears & Special Guests
Screenplay by James Ivory based on the novel by André Aciman; directed by Luca Guadagnino
Starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

3PM: SHAKESPEARE WALLAH (1965, 2hr)
Followed by a conversation with James Ivory & Firoza Jhabvala
Directed by James Ivory; written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala & James Ivory
Starring Felicity Kendal, Shashi Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, Geoffrey Kendal

5PM: Continue the conversation over drinks at
Red Dot Restaurant & Bar (no reservations required, cash bar)


This event is made possible with support from the Norman Olson Foundation, The Law Office of John K. Friedman, PLLC, and Feast & Floret

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.