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MoMA's Documentary Fortnight to Open with 'Pablo's Winter' and 'Sofia's Last Ambulance'

Indiewire By Erin Whitney | Indiewire January 30, 2013 at 4:41PM

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its 12th annual Documentary Fortnight festival, a two-week showcase of nonfiction film and media that kicks off on February 15. This year's festival will open with Chico Pereira's "Pablo's Winter," winner of the Competition for Student Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Ilian Metev’s "Sofia's Last Ambulance," which premiered at Cannes.
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The Museum of Modern Art has announced its 12th annual Documentary Fortnight festival, a two-week showcase of nonfiction film and media that kicks off on February 15. This year's festival will open with Chico Pereira's "Pablo's Winter," winner of the Competition for Student Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and Ilian Metev’s "Sofia's Last Ambulance," which premiered at Cannes.

Among other notable films screening at the festival are John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson, and Soon-Mi Yoo's examination of the war in Afghanistan, "Far from Afghanistan," which premiered at TIFF and Tinatin Gurchiani's Sundance winning "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" which captures lives of Georgian youth in an experimental casting call.

Along with the festival's 22 international feature-length films and two shorts this year's special events include New Cuban Shorts, a spotlight of nine emerging Cuban filmmakers, and MoMA Selects: POV, a retrospective of films from PBS's 25-year-long series "POV." MoMA Selects: POV will feature the world premiere of Christine Turner's "Homegoings" about a Harlem funeral director as well as the television series' first film from 1988, Louis Alvarez and Andy Kolker's "American Tongues."

The festival runs from February 15 - March 4.


All films screening below:


"As Above, So Below," Sarah J. Christman
"At Night I Fly," Michel Wenzer
"Canícula (Dog Days)," Jose Alvarez
"China Concerto," Bo Wang
"Far from Afghanistan," John Gianvito
"Homegoings," Christine Turner
"I Have Always Been a Dreamer," Sabine Gruffat
"The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear," Tinatin Gurchiani
"No Man’s Land," Salomé Lamas
"Once I Entered a Garden," Avi Mograbi
"Pablo’s Winter," Chico Pereira
"Perret in France and Algeria," Heinz Emigholz
"Sofia’s Last Ambulance," Ilian Metev
"Tzvetanka," Youlian Tabakov
"Your Day is My Night," Lynne Sachs

New Cuban Shorts:
Cuban Visions (I)
"Los que se quedaron (The Ones Who Stayed)," 1993, Benito Zambrano Tejera
"De Moler (The Mill)," 2004, Alejandro Ramirez Anderson
"Monteros," 2006, Alejandro Ramirez Anderson
"Cisne cuella negro, cuello blanco (Swan, Black Neck, White Neck)," 2009, Marcel Beltran.

Cuban Scenes- Films by Armando Capo
"La Inercia (Inertia)," 2008
"La Marea (The Tide)," 2009
"Nos quedamos (We Stay)," 2009

Life in the Sierras—Films by Ariagna Fajardo
"?A donde vamos? (Where Are We Going?)," 2009
"La Vuelta (The Bend)," 2008
"Papalotes (Kites)," 2011

Cuban Visions (II)
"Guanabo 23," 2007, Beatriz Garcia
"Los Sombras Chimescos de Liborio (Liborio’s Shadow Play)," 2008. Livan Magdaleno Cruzata.
"Archivo de Lidia Doce (Lidia Doce Archive)," 2010, Alejandro Ramirez Anderson
"Carrera de Deluvio (The Relay Race)," 2010, Sandra Ramos

MoMA Selects: POV
"American Tongues," 1988, Louis Alvarez, Andy Kolker
"Better This World," 2011. USA. Directed by Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway
"Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter," 1994, Deborah Hoffman
"Dark Circle," 1989, Christopher Beaver, Judy Irving, Ruth Landy
"Girls Like Us," 1997, Jane Wagner, Tina Di Feliciantonio
"Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," 2012, Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates, Paco de Onis
"Homegoings," 2013, Christine Turner
"If a Tree Falls," 2011, Marshall Curry
"Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision," 1998, Freida Lee Mock
"My Reincarnation," 2010, Jennifer Fox
"The Oath," 2010, Laura Poitras
"Tongues Untied," 1989, Marlon Riggs
"Twitch and Shout," 1994, Laurel Chiten
"Two Towns of Jasper," 2002, Marco Williams, Whitney Dow
"Where Soldier’s Come From," 2011, Heather Courtney

Check out all the screening times.

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