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Celebrate the Future of Cinema

Mar 14, 2023
Celebrate the Future of Cinema

Now that the Academy Awards have come and gone, we know many of you are likely on the lookout for new films to watch. If that's the case, and you like to be ahead of the curve, we recommend you attend the 52nd New Directors/New Films Festival, which celebrates filmmakers who speak to the present and anticipate the future of cinema. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, filmgoers can witness the wide range of works in theaters at both institutions.

From March 29 through April 9, this year’s festival will introduce 27 features and 11 shorts, as well as a total of 41 directors whose bold work pushes the envelope in unexpected, striking ways. New directors from all over the world will present films "that make bold and creative statements on everything from identity and family to political repression and postcolonial discourse," according to La Frances Hui, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA, and 2023 ND/NF Co-chair. Viewers will see a diversity of styles, ideas, and voices depicted in the selection.

The festival will open with the debut feature of Savanah Leaf's Earth Mama and close with first-time director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s Mutt, starring Lío Mehiel, who won the Special Jury Award at Sundance. Other prizewinning films showing in the festival include Metronom, which won at Cannes, and Safe Place and Tommy Guns, which both won at Locarno. Most of the screenings include Q&As with the filmmakers, which are sure to be fascinating. You can learn more about the festival here. 

Tickets are on sale now for the 52nd New Directors/New Films Festival. If you're a true film buff, you can see more and save with a 5-Film Package for $50. Click here to view the full schedule of films and purchase your tickets. Don't delay your purchase!

Photo of Earth Mama Courtesy of A24