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Watch: Take a Look at the Future of Cinema in Official New Directors/New Films Festival Trailer

Watch: Take a Look at the Future of Cinema in Official New Directors/New Films Festival Trailer

Featuring a wide variety of films from emerging filmmakers, the New Directors/New Films festival is slated to celebrate its 45th year running just a few weeks from now. With a lineup consisting of 27 films from directors hailing from all over the world, this year certainly seems to be another promising edition for the festival. Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art, New Directors/New Films offers New Yorkers a fantastic opportunity to get to know some of cinema’s up-and-coming names and witness their work before most audiences get the chance. 

READ MORE: Sundance Review: ‘Under the Shadow’ is the First Great Horror Movie of the Year

To name just a few, some notable directors included in more recent years are Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”), Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”) and Dee Rees (“Pariah”). And if you weren’t convinced yet, Christopher Nolan, Wong Kar Wai, Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg are all also included in the festival’s previous rosters. 

This year’s opening feature will be Babak Anvari’s debut feature “Under the Shadow,” the Iranian horror film about a mother and daughter haunted by a sinister presence during the Iran-Iraq War. Our own Eric Kohn hailed the film as the “first great horror movie of the year” after its Sundance premiere. Closing the festival will be Kirsten Johnson’s “Cameraperson,” while other festival hits hits like “Weiner” and “Evolution” will also screen. You can check out the full lineup here.

For cinephiles, the New Directors/New Films festival is certainly not one to miss out on. The event kicks off on March 16 and runs all the way until the 27. Tickets are on sale tomorrow. Watch the fun trailer for the festival above.

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