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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

 

WINTER'S BONE AT MOMA


THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA) consistently, over the years, has been the repository and dependable exhibition venue for interesting films of all types -- from artistic studio films to curious, independant, experimental art films, and everything in between.

On Wed, June 9, they have a special event: they'll be presenting the premiere of the Sundance winning film, Winter's Bone, together with an appearance by the director, Debra Granik.


Jennifer Lawrence in WINTER'S BONE. 2010. USA
Directed by Debra Granik
Courtesy Roadside Attractions

Winter's Bone takes place in the mountains of Missouri amidst metamphetamine dealing. It was filmed on location and uses local residents together with professional actors. Jennifer Lawrence, a young beauty, plays a powerful role as a young woman searching for her missing father.

(NOTE: The film is the cover story in the Spring 2010 issue of Filmmaker Magazine, which includes interviews with Debra Granik and Jennifer Lawrence.)

MOMA is one of the most interesting venues for special films in New York. (Some others are listed at the end of this post.)

It is -- however -- not that easy to navigate the MOMA web site for information about films, so we've given below some direct links to help in navigating the MOMA site.

One way to keep informed is to subscribe to the MOMA film e-mail newsletter:
http://moma.org/e-news

(Note: Consistent with the nature of the home institution as a museum -- rather than a theater or film society -- film presentations are called "exhibitions.")

MOMA has three comfortable theaters available for screenings. (But never on Tuesday, when the museum is closed.)

A calendar (you have to enter the date for future details) can be found at:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/filters/3

A description of films in June, July & August can be found in the links below. However, some mistakes seem to creep into these PDF files, so it is best to double check items of interest with a "second source" such as a call to the museum, or a check on the calendar above.
http://press.moma.org/images/press/film_calendar/MayJune10FilmMC.pdf
http://press.moma.org/images/press/film_calendar/JulyAug10FilmMC.pdf

MoMA also supports film festivals, including

NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS and
DOCUMENTARY FORTNIGHT

They have an important circulating film and video library:
http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/circulatingfilm

Here is a description of current exhibitions:

http://www.moma.org/explore/films

Here is a list of some upcoming exhibitions:

June 9 - MoMA Premiere: Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone
June 9 - The Art and Technique of the American Commercial: The AICP Show at MoMA
June 13 - MoMA Presents: Neil Diamond’s Reel Injun
June 14–20 - Lisandro Alonso
June 25–28 - Sally Potter
July 7–21 - Ida Lupino: Mother Directs
July 14–September 8 - Premiere Brazil 2010
August 26–September 20 - Lillian Gish
November 26–December 13 - French Comedy, Gaumont Style



Note: Here's a brief list of places to find independant, foreign, historical, artistic, and other kinds of interesting films in New York City, including MOMA and some additional, important venues...

MOMA -
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/filters/3


FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER -
http://www.filmlinc.org/

BAM -
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=6&g=82

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES -
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/

MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP -
http://www.millenniumfilm.org/

IFC CENTER -
http://www.ifccenter.com/

FILM FORUM -
http://www.filmforum.org/

QUAD CINEMA -
http://www.quadcinema.com/

CINEMA VILLAGE -
http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/

ANGELIKA FILM CENTER -
http://angelikafilmcenter.com/

MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IMAX -
http://www.amnh.org/visitors/imax_shows.php

ASTORIA FILM CENTER - MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE -
http://www.movingimage.us/site/site.php

PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA -
http://www.paleycenter.org/

SYMPHONY SPACE LEONARD NIMOY THALIA -
http://www.symphonyspace.org/genre/film

LANDMARK SUNSHINE CINEMA -
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/NewYork/NewYork_frameset.htm

TRIBECA CINEMAS -
http://www.tribecacinemas.com/

BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER -
http://www.tribecapac.org/

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FILM COLLECTION -
http://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa/reserve-film-and-video-collection



The following institutions often have screenings of films from the region they represent:

FRENCH INSTITUTE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE -
http://www.fiaf.org/

JAPAN SOCIETY -
http://www.japansociety.org/japancuts

ASIA SOCIETY -
http://www.asiasociety.org/arts-culture/film

INSTITUTO CERVANTES -
http://nuevayork.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm

BRECHT FORUM -
http://brechtforum.org/

GOETHE INSTITUT -
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/ney/deindex.htm

CZECH CENTER -
http://www.czechcentres.cz/newyork/novinky.asp

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