Opening on January 9 with Jessica Hausner’s Amour fou and running through January 18, the fourth edition of the Museum of the Moving Image’s “annual showcase for new, inventive international cinema (and more)” marks a sort of promotion, or at least an expansion. First Look is now “officially a festival,” and Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma have announced “a programming partnership with FIDMarseille, the cutting-edge documentary festival directed by Jean-Pierre Rehm.”
Click here to see the brief descriptions from both festivals of the titles in the lineup; what we’ve got here is a snapshot all loaded up with links:
- Mohammed Ali Atassi and Ziad Homsi’s Our Terrible Country.
- Sanaz Azari’s I for Iran.
- Alexandre Barry’s Alone with My Horse in the Snow, Axel Bogousslavsky.
- Jeremie Brugidou and Fabien Clouette’s Bx46.
- Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s I Touched All Your Stuff.
- Denis Côté‘s Joy of Man’s Desiring.
- Rolf de Heer‘s Charlie’s Country.
- Heinz Emigholz’s Two Museums.
- Omer Fast’s Everything that Rises Must Converge and Continuity.
- Aleksei Guerman‘s Hard to Be a God.
- Jessica Hausner’s Amour fou.
- Ken Jacobs‘s The Guests.
- Yuki Kawamura’s Éphémères.
- Jon Jost’s Coming to Terms.
- Alexandre LaRose’s brouillard – passage #14.
- Jorge León’s Before We Go.
- Gabriel Mascaro’s August Winds.
- Medium Density Fibreboard: a program of shorts.
- Sasha Pirker’s Livepan.
- Lina Rodriguez’s Einschnitte.
- Gina Telaroli‘s Silk Tatters and Starting Sketches #7. Screening with Vincente Minnelli’s Brigadoon (1955).
- Robert Todd: New works on 16mm and 35mm.
- Undervolt & Co presents a selection of experimental videos.
- Marie Voignier’s International Tourism.
- Pawel Wojticik, Toby Lee and Ernst Karel’s Single Stream.
And then there’s this: “First Look 2015 will feature a unique film/installation piece by artist/filmmaker Jane Gillooly in which the audience watching her film Suitcase of Love and Shame (U.S., 2013, 70 mins.) during the first weekend of First Look will be filmed, thus becoming the subject of a new film, which will make its World premiere the following weekend. The one-of-a-kind Suitcase, which premiered at FIDMarseille in 2013, and was shown at Lincoln Center earlier this year, chronicles an illicit love affair as told between lovers on exchanged audiotapes—a collection Gillooly bought on eBay.”