At the Forum on Life, Culture & Society, we believe that the arts can be a catalyst for conversation and a powerful tool for social change. Through film screenings, play readings, and discussions with artists, writers, and government leaders, we engage with the big questions of our day and we hope you’ll join us!

Upcoming Events

Our events explore societal, ethical, social justice, and legal themes in many ways, on many stages. Read about our signature events—Conversations, Film Series, and Trials & Error—and then come see them for yourself!

Law of the Land
July 7

Law of the Land 2022: The Supreme Court Year in Review

With Ariane de Vogue, Mark Joseph Stern, William Treanor, Tiffany Graham and Thane Rosenbaum

FOLCS in 2020: A Retrospective


Featured Events

Since our founding in 2005, FOLCS has hosted an impressive array of artists, actors, directors, government leaders, writers, and public intellectuals – even a former United States President and sitting Justices on the Supreme Court – on our stage, through our various Event Series.


The Ever Fonky Lowdown: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis

September 22, 2020
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: Casablanca

August 26, 2020

A Conversation on the Jeffrey Epstein Story

July 29, 2020
Film Club

Conversations on Essential Cinema: 12 Angry Men

June 10, 2020
Film Series

Trial By Fire: Screening and Conversation

May 14, 2019
Film Series

Operation Finale: Screening and Conversation

August 14, 2018

A Conversation With Rep. Steve Israel and Chris Buckley

June 18, 2018

A Conversation with Andy Garcia

June 6, 2018

A Conversation with Chris Cuomo

March 5, 2018
Film Series

Marshall: Screening and Conversation

September 23, 2017
Film Series

Shots Fired: Screening and Conversation

March 8, 2017
Trials & Error

Clay v. United States, the Trial of Muhammad Ali

March 16, 2017
Film Series

The Social Network: Screening and Conversation

November 2, 2015
Trials & Error

Hollingsworth v. Perry, Same-Sex Marriage on Trial

March 20, 2015
Film Series

The Exonerated: Screening and Conversation

October 22, 2013
Trials & Error

The Bernhard Goetz Case

January 23, 2014
Film Series

Camp X-Ray: Screening and Conversation

October 7, 2014

A Conversation with President Bill Clinton

April 19, 2012
Film Series

12 Angry Men: Screening and Conversation (2010)

October 6, 2010

A Conversation with Alec Baldwin

February 24, 2010