2006 New Yorker Festival Schedule Announced

Frankly, I’m a little disappointed. See the whole schedule here.

New Yorker Festival October 6-8

After reading the schedule for a third or fourth time, I realized I missed this gem:

Saturday Night Sneak Preview
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
10 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($15)


Of course, the usual suspects rear their heads again this year, among them are: Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Safran Foer, Edward P. Jones, Sherman Alexie, Malcolm Gladwell, and Zadie Smith. Some other hot tickets are sure to be:

Jon Stewart talks with David Remnick
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($50)

The New Pornographers talk with James Surowiecki:
A Conversation with Music
10 P.M. Newspace ($35)

TV, Movies, and the Mob
With Lorraine Bracco, Paul Haggis, Harold Ramis, Gerald Shargel, and Frank Vincent. Jeffrey Goldberg, moderator.
1 P.M. Florence Gould Hall
French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Fiction Into Film
With Michael Cunningham, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mira Nair, Edward Norton, Sarah Polley, and Liev Schreiber. Deborah Treisman, moderator.
10 A.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

In Conversation With

Garry Kasparov interviewed by David Remnick
1 P.M. 37 Arts ($25)

Pedro Almodóvar interviewed by David Denby
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)
(This one, in particular, will go fast I think)