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First LookReverse Shot editors and seven “Creative Correspondents” to participate in criticism initiatives during First Look Festival, including first ever “live” symposium on March 11;
First Look Festival runs March 11–15, 2020

Astoria, New York (March 5, 2020) — As part of Museum of the Moving Image’s new First Look Festival initiative “Working on It,” a series of events focusing on the creative process, Reverse Shot (reverseshot.org), the Museum’s in-house publication, has announced a new program entitled Critical Interventions, which will experiment with new forms of film festival coverage and conversation. For this program, Reverse Shot has selected seven writers to function as inaugural “Creative Correspondents” at First Look. Each writer will be paired with a filmmaker whose work is screening in First Look, and these relationships will result in seven pieces of critical reportage—an interview or profile or feature, or some other hybrid form entirely—to be published on the site at the conclusion of the Festival.

Hellenic Film Socity - PauseIn association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 8

Astoria, NY – Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to mark Women’s History Month with a screening of the award-winning Greek film, Pause. The film will be presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) on Sunday, March 8 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the Museum’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.

Making Brooklyn BloomSaturday, March 14, 2020 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Full Day of Free Gardening Talks and Workshops

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the 39th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s kickoff of the spring gardening season, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Gardening enthusiasts from throughout the New York metro area gather for this spring event, which features a full day of conversations, presentations, and workshops to inspire and engage gardeners of every type and level. The day includes workshops by community gardeners, BBG staff, and other experts.

The Met 150Héctor Zamora has been commissioned to create a site-specific work for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Carol Bove will create new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue Facade

New York, N.Y. (February 20, 2020) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced two upcoming commissions at The Met Fifth Avenue. Mexican artist Héctor Zamora has been selected to create a site-specific intervention for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour will open on April 21 and be on view through October 25, 2020. In September 2020, American artist Carol Bove will unveil new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue's facade niches, the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the exterior of the Museum. The Facade Commission: Carol Bove will be on view September 9, 2020 through March 30, 2021.

NYCGO logoAir New Zealand Prepares to Launch Nonstop Service from Auckland to NYC this October

With New Alliance in Oceania’s Auckland, NYC & Company Now Has City-to-City Collaborations Across Six Continents

Auckland, New Zealand (February 17, 2020) – NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) today signed a first-ever official tourism agreement between the two cities.

The agreement was formalized at an industry ceremony at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland, New Zealand, with NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon, Associate Minister Hon. Peeni Henare, Auckland’s Hon. Mayor Phil Goff, ATEED Chief Executive Nick Hill.The new two-year partnership will enable ATEED and NYC & Company to promote their respective destinations and focus on attracting visitation through an economical and collaborative exchange and includes reciprocal marketing and promotion over two years.

01-gerhard-richter-german-b-1932-ice-1981Exhibition Dates:         March 4–July 5, 2020

Exhibition Location:    The Met Breuer, Floors 3 & 4

New York, N.Y. – The Met will present a major loan exhibition devoted to the work of one of the greatest artists of our time: Gerhard Richter (German, born Dresden 1932). On view at The Met Breuer from March 4 through July 5, 2020, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All will span the artist’s six decade-long preoccupation with the twin modes of painterly naturalism and chromatic abstraction, in relation to photographic and other representational iconographies.

MoMI First LookIncluding Works-In-Progress, Artist Dialogues, Master Classes
March 11–15, 2020

New York, N.Y. (February 18, 2020) —Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival has long focused on discovery, but this year, the program will expand to foreground the creative process. In addition to appearing in person at screenings, filmmakers will participate in master classes, conversations, live performances, and works in progress throughout the Museum. This series of programs, titled "Working on It," runs concurrent with the Festival, March 11 through 15. The Museum will function as a laboratory for film development and dialogue, exploring aspects of production, criticism, and distribution, bringing together festival guests, filmmakers and the general public.

Hidden New York Tours4th Edition of the Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns in March

New York, NY – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Hidden New York Tours—a company specializing in the off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City—returns for the 4th year with its signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies: The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen. The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News.

MOMI First Look LineupFestival opens March 11 with Hubert Sauper’s Epicentro; closes March 15 with Midi Z's Nina Wu—with directors in person

New York, N.Y. (February 11, 2020) — Museum of the Moving image announces the main lineup for First Look 2020, its acclaimed festival of innovative, new international cinema, with sixteen features and a selection of new nonfiction and experimental shorts, hailing from countries including Belgium, France, Italy, Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Madagascar, Canada, Sweden, Slovenia, Taiwan, Turkey, Colombia, South Africa, and the United States. The festival, now in its ninth year, runs from March 11 through 15, 2020.

Amazing GraceOverview of Film Series and Highlighted Events, February–March 2020 

See It Big! Outer Space; The Films of Kelly Reichardt; Costa-Gavras in person; recent films by Brazilian women filmmakers; First Look Festival

Astoria, N.Y. – Below is an overview of programs at Museum of the Moving Image for February and March 2020; additional programs will be announced as they are confirmed. The major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey continues, with related screenings and programs, through July 2020.