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Split Screens TV fest in NYC this week: The Americans, Twin Peaks, Killing Eve, more

Sandra Oh in 'Killing Eve'
Sandra Oh in ‘Killing Eve’

Split Screens is a television festival that happens May 30 – June 3 at IFC Center in NYC and is hosted by Vulture television critic Matt Zoller Seitz who is also the co-author of TV (The Book). This is the second year for the festival and the 2018 edition includes:

  • A talk with Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (6/1) who are showrunners of The Americans, which has its series finale this week. (There’s a sold-out viewing party of the finale on 5/30)
  • A talk with Sandra Oh, the Eve in BBC America’s great Killing Eve, following a screening of the show’s premiere episode (6/3).
  • A talk with Jeffrey Wright of Westworld, Boardwalk Empire, and more (6/1).
  • “Damn Fine Coffee: Twin Peaks fan theories” which is an “international gathering of Peaks obsessives, unveiling videos and multimedia presentations  to prove grand unifying theories of what makes Agent Cooper’s cosmos tick” (6/3).
  • “The Kids are All Right: The Bittersweet Magic of Younger ” (6/3) with Younger cast members Debi Mazar (Maggie), Nico Tortorella (Josh) and Charles Michael Davis (Zane), and executive producer Dottie Zicklin.
  • “The Show is Not What it Seems: Or, Can TV Really Be Cinematic?” (6/2). The titular question will be debated by critics Emily Nussbaum (New Yorker) Candice Frederick (The Daily Beast), Frank Guan (Vulture), and Dennis Lim (author of David Lynch biography The Man from Another Place).
  • “The Women Behind the Camera: Four Top TV Directors On Showing vs. Telling” (6/2) featuring Tricia Brock (Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire); Julie Anne Robinson (The Good Place, Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black); Lauren Wolkstein (Queen Sugar), and Gillian Robespierre (Silicon Valley, Casual, Crashing)
  • “Streets of Glass: Snowfall’s Epic Crime Drama” (6/2): following a preview screening of FX’s ’80s crack epidemic drama Snowfall‘s season 2 premiere, there will be a discussion between co-creator/showrunner Dave Andron; consulting producer/writer Walter Mosley, and star/”Franklin Saint” Damson Idris.

There are also talks with Jean Smart (Legion, Designing Women), Thomas Haden Church (Divorce, Wings, Ned & Stacy), Rhea Seahorn (Kim Wexler on Better Call Saul) and more. Tickets are on sale.

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