47th New Directors / New Films 2018 screens the future of cinema

New DIrectors / New Films is a festival of emerging filmmakers from around the world. The Festival screened talents Pedro Almodóvar and Spike Lee when nobody knew who they were. It is co-produced by Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.

New Directors / New Films 2018

The 47th New Directors / New Films festival is March 28 – April 8, 2018 at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art.

Opening Night ~ Matangi/Maya/M.I.A

The Opening Night film is the New York Premiere of Stephen Loveridge’s 2018 Sri Lankan film Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. It’s a biopic about M.I.A, a Tamil rapper from Sri Lanka. Her father was one of the founders of the Tamil Tigers revolutionary group. Loveridge went to art school with her in London in the nineties.

Director Stephen Loveridge and M.I.A. will introduce both screenings on March 28 and do Q&A on March 29.

Wednesday, March 28
7 pm MoMA Titus 1
7:30 pm MoMA Titus 2

Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Closing Night ~ Hale County This Morning, This Evening

The Closing Night film is the New York Premiere of RaMell Ross’ 2018 film Hale County This Morning, This Evening. Director Ross spent five years with African American families living in Hale County, Alabama.

The region is remembered for Walker Evans and James Aee’s 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men which documented the lives of rural Americans during the Great Depression.

Comparing the two works of art, you can see what has changed and what hasn’t changed in 77 years.

Director RaMell Ross will do Q&As.

Saturday, April 7 at 8:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center
$20 – $25

Sunday, April 8 at 2 pm
MoMA Titus 1
$12 – $17

Latin Films at New Directors / New Films 2018

Azougue Nazaré

Azougue Nazaré is Tiago Melo’s 2017 Brazilian film about Maracatu, the Afro-Brazilian burlesque carnival tradition of Pernambuco in Recife in northwestern Brazil.

This is Tiago Melo’s first film. He worked on Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius and Gabriel Mascaro’s Neon Bull. He was awarded the Bright Future prize at this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival.

In Portuguese with English subtitles.

North American Premiere
Director Tiago Melo will do Q&As.

Friday, March 30 at 6:30 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center
$12 – $17

Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
MoMA Titus 2
$12 – $17

Cocote

Cocote is Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias’ 2017 Dominican film about Alberto, an evangelical gardener who returns to his hometown for his father’s funeral after his dad is murdered by a local thug.

The funeral is a mixture of Catholic and West African traditions which challenge Alberto’s evangelical beliefs, and the family wants vengeance.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

New York Premiere
Director Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias will do Q&As.

Tuesday, April 3 at 6:15 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center
$12 – $17

Wednesday, April 4 at 8:15 pm
MoMA Titus 2
$12 – $17


New Directors / New Films 2018 Tickets

Tickets are $17
Students & Seniors: $12
MoMA & Film Society members: $12

3-Film+ Package: $13 per film
All Access Pass: $1,000
Student Pass: $50

Film Society of Lincoln Center Tickets

Box Office

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(South side between Amsterdam & Columbus)
Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Phone

(212) 875 – 5232

Online

www.newdirectors.org

MoMA Film Tickets

Tickets are available at the door.
Buy online and skip the line: www.newdirectors.org

  • Museum tickets include admission to the day’s film program, but separate screening tickets are required.
  • Film screening tickets do not include admission to the Museum galleries.

For more information, visit www.newdirectors.org


 


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