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The Museum of Modern Art And Film At Lincoln Center Host The 51st Edition of New Directors/New Films From April 20 To May 1
April 20, 2022 - May 1, 2022$17
The Museum of Modern Art in partnership with Film at Lincoln Center will host the 51st New Directors/New Films (ND/NF) festival, at The Museum of Modern Art from April 20th through May 1st. For more than half a century, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who speak to the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose bold work pushes the envelope in unexpected, striking ways.
This year’s festival will introduce 26 features and 11 shorts, a total of 39 directors, 21 of whom are women, to filmgoers in theaters at both FLC and MoMA. Opening the festival is Audrey Diwan’s Happening, the winner of the 2021 Venice International Film Festival’s prestigious Golden Lion on Wednesday, April 20. The festival will close with The African Desperate, a frantic, wildly engaging debut feature from Martine Syms, which rushes through 24 hours in the life of Palace (Syms’s fellow visual artist Diamond Stingily) on a hazy, often hilarious, and occasionally surreal trip through those moments when one’s life feels like it’s teetering on the precipice, on Saturday, April 30.
The rest of the lineup showcases work from a broad geographic range, with films from China, India, Norway, Argentina, Mexico, South Korea, France, and Rwanda; prizewinners from Berlin (Robe of Gems), Sundance (Dos Estaciones, Nanny), and Venice (Pilgrims, Full Time, White Building); and many feature debuts.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8 at noon ET, with early-access opportunities for FLC and MoMA members on Tuesday, April 5 at noon. Tickets are $17 for the general public; $13 for students, seniors (62+), and persons with disabilities; and $12 for FLC and MoMA members. Opening Night tickets are $25 for the general public; $22 for students, seniors (62+), and persons with disabilities; and $20 for FLC and MoMA members.
The full schedule can be found at www.newdirectors.org/.