Friday, April 30 —
11:30am - 8:00pm
70 Lincoln Center Plaza #4
New York, NY 10023
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New Directors/New Films 2021 Screenings
via FLC Virtual Cinema, MoMa Virtual Cinema, & Film at Lincoln Center
The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 50th anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF). Throughout its rich, half-century history, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema. Whose daring work pushes the envelope in unexpected ways. This year’s festival will introduce 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide in the MoMA and FLC virtual cinemas. Additionally, New Yorkers exclusively receive in person showings at Film at Lincoln Center.
To celebrate this year’s 50-year milestone, MoMA and FLC will also present a free virtual retrospective looking back on the festival’s history. In 1972, FLC and MoMA’s Department of Film presented the inaugural New Directors/New Films festival. A modest but eclectic program of 11 films born from a simple desire. To share the best new works by emerging international directors with New York moviegoers. Richard Roud, one of the festival’s founding programmers, reflected in the Village Voice then that the festival allows one to “sit down and find out just where, in fact, the New Cinema is going.”
The last 50 years of ND/NF prove that there is not simply one way forward. Young directors continue to blaze into the vanguard of filmmaking. For example, some famous directors who originated at this festival include Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kelly Reichardt, Pedro Almódovar, Souleymane Cissé, Euzhan Palcy, Jia Zhangke, Spike Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke, Wong Kar Wai, Agnieszka Holland, Lino Brocka, Guillermo del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, and over a thousand others. Now in a vastly different film landscape and accessible to viewers nationwide through streaming, the program has grown in size and stature while maintaining its commitment to experimentation and sharing the gift of discovery with audiences.
Streaming April 28 – May 8, in-person through May 14
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