We're proud of the fact that New York City usually leads the way when it comes to showcasing the arts. First-run plays, the latest and greatest art exhibitions...and just-released films! The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center have teamed up for the 49th annual New Directors/New Films festival from March 25 through April 5.
This year they'll present 27 features and 10 short flicks, all by new filmmakers that push the envelope...and they push it far. It's all about the future and the organizers of ND/NF want to be a part of it.
The opening and closing night films come straight from Sundance.
On the first night, check out Amanda McGaine and Jesse Moss's U.S. Grand Jury Prize-award winning documentary Boys State, which portrays the electoral process as Texas high school students participate in an elaborate mock election to build their own state government.
The final evening will feature Maite Alberdi's The Mole Agent, a noirish observational doc that follows an octogenarian on his comedic first stint as an undercover spy at a Chilean nursing home.
Yes, you read that right. We did say that the films would be unique, didn't we?
The rest of the movies hail not only from Sundance but from festivals in Venice, Rotterdam and Locarno, Switzerland. Tickets go on sale March 13 and can be purchased from newdirectors.org, where you'll find special packages if you get tix for 3 or more films, student rates and special VIP all-access passes if you're fancy like that.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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