Friday, June 25, 2010


Lisandro Alonso 
June 25–30

Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso (b. 1975) combines the formal techniques of fiction and documentary cinema to create his meditative, mysteriously atmospheric films. Each of his formally rigorous, minimalist works—La Libertad (2001), Los Muertos (2004), Fantasma (2006), and Liverpool(2008)—are utterly unique in contemporary Latin American cinema. Read more>>

Liverpool. 2008. Argentina. Directed by Lisandro Alonso 
Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum 2 
July 1–September 17

The second in a series initiated in 2009, Continuum 2 illustrates the breadth of acquisitions made by the Department of Film since 2007, utilizing the fundamentals of collection development that were established seventy-five years ago, with the film collection's founding. Read more>>

The Toe Tactic. 2008. USA. Written and directed by Emily Hubley
Sally Potter
July 7–21

Typically working on multiple elements of her own films, from script and direction to sound design, editing, performance, and production, British director Sally Potter elegantly blends poetry and politics, exploring themes of desire and passion, self-expression, and the role of the individual in society. For the July 7 opening of her first U.S. retrospective, Potter and star Tilda Swinton present the premiere of a digitally restored high-definition print of the director's most critically acclaimed film, Orlando (1992). Read more>>

Frederick Wiseman
Through December 31

To celebrate the recent acquisition of newly struck prints of thirty-six films by Frederick Wiseman, MoMA presents a comprehensive retrospective of the director's work. Featuring three to four films each month, this yearlong survey spans his entire career. Wiseman's Racetrack (1985) screens on July 9 and 10. Read more>>

Racetrack. 1985. USA. Directed by Frederick Wiseman
An Auteurist History of Film 

This two-year screening cycle explores the evolution of film as a medium by charting the careers of several key directorial figures—not in order to establish a formal canon, but to develop one picture of cinematic history. Upcoming screenings focus on the work of D. W. Griffith and Rouben Mamoulian. Read more>>

Abraham Lincoln. 1930. USA. Directed by D. W. Griffith 
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