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MoMA’s ‘The Contenders 2015’ Screening Series Brings Oscar Favorites to NYC

MoMA's 'The Contenders 2015' Screening Series Brings Oscar Favorites to NYC


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The Museum of Modern Art in New York City has announced the first wave of films to be screened in its “The Contenders 2015” series. 16 potential Oscar favorites will play throughout the month of November, including blockbusters like “Inside Out” and strong foreign film entries like “Phoenix.” Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” and Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” are also included in the November slate. ‘

According to MoMA: “Selections shown in ‘The Contenders’ represent the best of mainstream movies, independents, foreign-language films, documentaries and art-house sensations. Now in its eighth year, the series highlights films that are contenders for lasting historical significance, often with special appearances by directors and actors.”

Below are the November screenings, with over 20 more titles to be added in December and January.

November 10: “James White” with appearances by filmmaker Josh Mond and actors Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon
November 13: “The Hunting Ground” 
November 15: “The Wolfpack”
November 19: “Mistress America” 
November 20: “99 Homes” with an appearance by filmmaker, Ramin Bahrani
November 21: “Johnnie To’s Office,” U.S. premiere of the 3D version of To’s new film
November 22: “The Walk”
November 22: “Bridge of Spies” 
November 24: “The Forbidden Room” with appearances by filmmakers Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson
November 27: “Phoenix”
November 27: “Inside Out”
November 27: “Spy”
November 28: “Goodnight Mommy”
November 28: “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” 
November 29: “45 Years” 
November 30: “Anomalisa” with appearances by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman

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