Now in just its second year, the Museum of the Moving Image‘s First Look is already proving itself to be one of the most noteworthy curatorial efforts anywhere. Programmed by Moving Image Source editor Dennis Lim, Assistant Curator of Film Rachael Rakes, and Chief Curator David Schwartz, First Look aims to be “a showcase for inventive, groundbreaking new international cinema.” Take a look at last year’s lineup; and here are the films that’ll be screening from January 3 through 13:
Gabriel Abrantes, Birds (Zwazo), 2012, 17 mins. Portugal.
María Alché, Noelia, 2012, 14 mins. Argentina.
Thom Andersen, Reconversion (Reconversão), 2012, 68 mins. Portugal.
Thomas Arslan, In the Shadows, 2010, 85 mins. Germany.
James Benning, Easy Rider, 2012, 95 mins. U.S.
Mati Diop, shorts retrospective: Atlantiques, 2009, 15 mins.; Snow Canon, 2011, 33 mins.; Big in Vietnam, 2012, 28 mins. France.
Bruno Dumont, Outside Satan, 2011, 110 mins. France.
Eloy Enciso, Arraianos, 2012, 70 mins. Spain.
Pedro González-Rubio, Inori, 2012, 60 mins. Japan.
João Rui Guerra da Mata, As the Flames Rose, 2012, 26 mins. Portugal.
Jang Kun-jae, Sleepless Night, 2012, 65 mins. South Korea.
Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, P-047, 2011, 98 mins. Thailand.
Kleber Mendonça Filho, shorts retrospective: Cold Tropics (Recife Frio), 2009, 24 mins; Luz Industrial Mágica, 2008, 7 mins; Eletrodoméstica, 2005, 22 mins.; Friday Night Saturday Morning, 2005, 15 mins; Green Vinyl, 2004, 16 mins.; The Little Cotton Girl, 2002, 7 mins; Brazil.
Manuel Mozos, Xavier, 1991/2002, 100 mins. Portugal.
Nicolás Pereda, Greatest Hits, 2012, 103 mins. Mexico.
Joana Preiss, Siberia, 2011, 82 mins. France.
Philip Scheffner, Revision, 2012, 106 mins. Germany.
Various directors, graduates of Marina Razbezhkina’s School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre, Winter, Go Away!, 2012, 79 mins. Russia.
Eduardo Williams, Could See a Puma, 2012, 17 mins. Argentina
The opening night film and a complete schedule with descriptions
are to be announced shortly. Update, 12/14: The Museum has now released the schedule with full descriptions of each film.
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