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New Directors/New Films Festival 2019

Mar 20, 2019
New Directors/New Films Festival 2019

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, partnering with the Museum of Modern Art, is hosting the New Directors/New Films Festival from Wednesday, March 27 to Sunday, April 7. 

Celebrating its 48th edition in 2019, the New Directors/New Films Festival introduces New York audiences to the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. Throughout its rich, nearly half-century history, New Directors has brought previously little-known talents like Spike Lee, Chantal Akerman, Bi Gan, Valerie Massadian, Gabriel Mascaro, RaMell Ross, and Kelly Reichardt to wider audiences. Join in celebrating a group of filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema: daring artists whose work pushes the envelope and is never what you'd expect. This year's opening night film is Clemency, by 
Chinonye Chukwu, winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival and starring award-winning actress Alfre Woodard. 

This year's lineup showcases 35 features and shorts, with 15 films directed or co-directed by women, and 11 works by first-time feature filmmakers. Click here for a full list of featured films and showtimes. Tickets begin at $17 for the general public and $12 for seniors, students, and members of MoMA and/or FSLC.

Photo credit: still from Suburban Birds, dir. Qiu Sheng