New York, N.Y. - Here's a look at the Museum of the Moving Image's upcoming major programs, events and exhibitions. Additional programs will be announced as they are confirmed. Some information below may be subject to change.
MAJOR FILM SERIES AND EVENTS
Pierrot le fou with Anna Karina in conversation with Molly Haskell
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard's beloved film, the Museum presents a special screening followed by a conversation with the film's star Anna Karina and film critic Molly Haskell, who lived in Paris in the early 1960s and worked for the French Film Office.
Pierrot le fou is the pinnacle of the French New Wave, and of the collaboration between director Godard and Karina. This program is part of "Anna in New York," a series of screenings and discussions with Anna Karina in conjunction with the release of a newly restored version of Band of Outsiders, which opens at Film Forum on Friday, May 6. Event Info
Panorama Europe Film Festival
May 6-22, 2016
From mind-bending genre experiments that reinvent the
musical, sci-fi film, and horror movie, to gripping dramatic features and documentaries capturing the tenuous nature of modern life for a variety of wanderers and refugees, Panorama Europe 2016 is a vibrant selection of nineteen
of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. The Festival opens with the New York premiere of Anna, with star Valeria Golino in person, followed by a reception. The Festival is co-presented by the Museum and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). Press release | Event info | #PanoramaEurope
Terence Davies Retrospective
May 7-22, 2016
Over the last four decades, the English filmmaker Terence Davies has produced a deeply personal body of films that explore the longing inspired by movie fantasy and the intermingling of memory and history, marked by a distinct
cinematic style. In conjunction with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Sunset Song, the Museum will present a complete Davies retrospective featuring all of his films to date. Davies will appear in person with The Long Day Closes (May 8) and with Sunset Song, also with the film's star Agyness Deyn (May 10); both conversations will be moderated by Michael Koresky, Co-Editor of Reverse Shot, and author of Terence Davies, part of the Contemporary Film Directors series.
Hampton Fancher in person with Blade Runner and The Minus Man
May 16-18, 2016
Actor, writer, and director Hampton Fancher will make two appearances at the Museum for evenings hosted by Esopus magazine, with screenings of Blade Runner, for which he wrote the screenplay, and The Minus Man, a film he wrote and directed and which stars Owen Wilson as a serial killer. As an added bonus, with Minus Man, the Museum will screen an excerpt from Michael Almereyda's new documentary about Fancher.
Mad Max Memorial Day weekend, with all four Mad Max films
May 27-29, 2016
Over three days, the Museum will screen the four Mad Max films on its glorious big screen: the multiple Academy Award-winning Mad Max: Fury Road (two screenings, Fri and Sun), the original Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Hong Sang-soo Retrospective
June 3-19, 2016
The cinema of South Korean director Hong Sang-soo deftly balances two different artistic impulses: one towards playful modernist formalism that makes us aware not just of the film medium itself, but of the filmmaking process and of the
mechanics of narrative; and the other towards sheer realism, an approximation of the sprawling, disorderly nature of life itself. Underlying the complexity of Hong's work is a profound sense of humor and a fondness for deeply flawed protagonists. The Museum will present a comprehensive retrospective of Hong's features and shorts, many in imported 35mm prints, in advance of Grasshopper
Films's late June release of his new film, Right Now, Wrong Then.
David Bordwell: Four American Film Critics from the 1940s
June 25-26, 2016
Otis Ferguson, James Agee, Manny Farber, and Parker Tyler are the subject of David Bordwell's new book The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American
Film Culture (2016, U. of Chicago Press). Bordwell will appear in person to present screenings of four films from the era and will sign copies of his book. Titles include Citizen Kane, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
The Museum continues to present monthly and seasonal screenings as part of the following series: India's New Wave, Jim Henson's World, Changing the Picture, Fist and Sword, Made You Look: Hip-Hop Documentaries, and New Adventures in Nonfiction.
April 29-May 1, 2016
IndieCade East is the Museum's annual celebration of independent games and the people who make and play them. The exciting weekend features dozens of new and
unreleased games, including IndieCade 2015 Festival winners and finalists, and a packed schedule of talks, panels, and workshops. Press release | Event info | #IndieCadeEast16
New York on Location
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters
Local 817, I.A.T.S.E. Local 52, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, family-friendly street fair that offers a behind-the-scenes look at
film production in New York. The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks-straight from productions shooting in New York-and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. As in past years, the event will feature stunt performers demonstrating street fighting, high-falls, and stunt-driving; makeup and hair demos; and weather effects like snow and rain. Food will be available from movie catering trucks and treat trucks. More information at movingimage.us/NYonLocation | #NYonLocation
Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36 Street, between 34 & 35 Ave), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave), and surrounding streets-at the heart of the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria, Queens. Admission is free to New York on Location and to the Museum all day.
Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Museum's Collection
May 21-October 9, 2016, Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Arcade Classics features more than 40 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video games that we know today. Games will include the
first video arcade game Computer Space (1971), Asteroids (1979), Space Invaders (1978), Ms. Pac-man (1981), Donkey Kong (1981), and many more.
To the Moon and Beyond: Graphic Films and the Inception of 2001: A Space Odyssey
March 4-August 14, 2016, Amphitheater Gallery
Computer Films of the 1960s
On view through August 14, 2016, Video Screen Amphitheater
The 1960s was a seminal period for the artistic use of the computer in the creation of moving images. Many were the result of pioneering collaborations between artists, computer programmers, and technicians that anticipate the full integration of cinema with computer imaging. This compilation features a selection of pioneering films by Edward E. Zajac, A. Michael Noll, Charles A. Csuri,
James P. Shaffer, Stan VanDerBeek, Kenneth Knowlton, and John and James Whitney. Organized by guest curators Leo Goldsmith and Gregory Zinman. Exhibition info
April 13-June 12, 2016, Lobby installation
For this Museum commission, the visual artist and cult TV star (Food Party) Thu Tran unleashes a buffet of living amuse-bouches that toe the thin line between appetizing and repulsive as a large-scale video installation. (This work was previously on view September 23-November 1, 2015) Exhibition info
The World of Anomalisa
Extended through June 5, 2016, in the core exhibition Behind the Screen
An installation of two sets and puppets from Anomalisa, the remarkable Academy Award-nomited stop-motion movie from Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. Exhibition info
Behind the Screen
The Museum's core exhibition features more than 1,400 historical objects, art works, video clips, and interactive experiences that show how moving images are made, marketed, and exhibited. Exhibition info
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