The Museum of Modern Art will present “Canadian Front,” the sixth annual showcase of new cinema from Canada. Running March 18 through 23, 2009 in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters in New York City, the program will include eight feature films, including the world premiere of Park Bench’s “The Death of Alice Blue.” Other selections include the U.S. premieres of Charles Officer’s “Nurse.Fighter.Boy,” Helene Klodawsky’s “Malls R Us,” and Guillaume Sylvestre’s “Durs acuire” (Well Done).
The other four films among this year’s selections are all east coast premieres: Benoit Pilon’s “The Necessities of Life,” Bruce McDonald’s “Pontypool,” Lea Pool’s “Mommy’s at the Hairdresser,” and Philippe Falardeau’s “It’s Not Me, I Swear!”
Accompanying Canadian Front is a week-long run of Jean-Marc Vallee’s “C.R.A.Z.Y.” a highly applauded film from MoMA’s 2006 Canadian Front series.
Canadian Front 2009 is presented with the support of the Canadian Consulate General in New York. Special thanks to Brigitte Hubmann, International Festivals Specialist, Montreal. Click here to view the full press release and screening schedule.