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Art of the Real: Spring 2022

Mar 29, 2022
Art of the Real: Spring 2022

Beginning this week on Thursday, March 31, the ninth edition of Art of the Real will be presented by Film at Lincoln Center, showcasing the world’s most vibrant and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking right here in Lincoln Square through Thursday, April 7.

This year’s edition of Art of the Real features a slate of works by internationally acclaimed artists and includes 17 features and four shorts. This year’s filmmakers take aesthetically daring approaches to a range of issues—from observations of natural environments to reflecting on global histories and economies.

Highlights include opening night selection My Two Voices, director Lina Rodriguez’s portrait of three women sharing their stories of transit between Colombia, Mexico, and Canada, told through gestures of intimacy and abstraction; filmmakers Milena Czernovsky and Lilith Kraxner’s Beatrix, a meditation on boredom and solitude; Zhengfan Yang’s Footnote, an oblique chronicle of America’s tumultuous recent years; This House, Miryam Charles’s inquiry into the unexplained death of a 14-year-old girl in 2008; When There Is No More Music to Write, and Other Roman Stories, Éric Baudelaire’s triptych of stories reconstructing the volatile period of radical struggle in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy and the United States; and much more! Click here to read about the lineup.  

This year’s series also features a special section of selected works by Alice Diop, whose films capture the quotidian struggles of Black and immigrant communities in contemporary France. Diop will be in person for Q&As following her films, with such titles as her debut feature, The Death of Danton, about a 25-year-old Black man from the Paris suburbs who seeks to escape violence or We, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the Parisian suburbs that was a highlight of last year’s New Directors/New Films festival.

Learn more about Art of the Real here. Tickets are $15; $12 for students, seniors (62+), and persons with disabilities; and $10 for Film at Lincoln Center members. You can save with the purchase of three tickets or more or purchase a $79 All-Access Pass or $25 All-Access Pass for students.

Photo credit: Still from This House; dir. Miryam Charles