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iPOP at the 2004 New Directors/New Films Series

iPOP at the 2004 New Directors/New Films Series

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presented their annual New Directors/New Films series in New York March 24 - April 4 bringing film enthusiasts, eager to see what's cool and happening in cinema, to various venues including the Alice Tully Hall, the Walter Reade Theater and the Gramercy Theatre. 22 films were spotlighted during the 33rd annual event. Of course, there were parties during ND/NF as well including a party for the filmmakers on the Upper West Side and other events.










"Everyday People" launched the 33rd New Directors/New Films series March 24th. Here, director Jim McKay and wife and filmmaker Hannah Weyer enjoy the opening night party at Josephina's, a frequent venue for ND/NF parties.


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Jehane Noujaim's "Control Room" offers a very different look at Arab news network Al Jazeera from the one offered by the likes of Donald Rumsfeld and friends. Here, Noujaim and "Control Room" producer Rosadel Varela share a lighter moment at the Josephina bar.


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Kodak along with MoMA and the Film Society hosted a filmmakers' dinner at Upper West Side Indian restaurant Sapphire during the event. Mingling during cocktail hour prior to the buffet dinner are (right to left) are ND/NF filmmakers Yoav Shamir ("Checkpoint"), "The Story of the Weeping Camel" co-director Luigi Falorni with his wife Natasha, and Apolline Traore ("Kounandi").


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Also hanging at the Kodak dinner prior to the Q & A nearby for his film "Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall... and Spring," is Korean director Kim Ki-duk poses with Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker. The film opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend.


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Taking a walk-about with son Joachim, "DiG!" director Ondi Timoner (center) chats with the Film Society's Marian Masone (left) and Claudia Bonn (right).


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Twice Oscar-nominated actress (and former Warhol-ite) Sylvia Miles with wine and 'Fame' along with friend, film rep Lynda Hansen.


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"Untold Scandal" director E J-Yong gets an iPOP close-up at Sapphire.


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At the opening night party, Diana Williams and Paul Mezey ("Our Song" producers) will team up again to produce "End Zone" for George Ratliff ("Hell House").


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Mike Koresky (left) of Film Comment and Reverse Shot and Palm Pictures' Neal Block (also a Reverse Shot collaborator) in mid-cocktail at Josephina's.


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"Pollock" and "Speak" producer Fred Berner and Liz Manne from Duopoly discussed the merits of "The Passion" during an ND/NF party over cocktails.


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The opening night of New Directors/New Films was made all the more fun with Jill Lhote from the French Film Office in New York and Gary Brocaud, who was visiting from Paris.


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"Nosey Parker" director John O'Brien at the Kodak dinner nursing a beer.


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