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New Directors Series to Open with McKay’s “People”

New Directors Series to Open with McKay's "People"

New Directors Series to Open with McKay’s “People”

by Eugene Hernandez

A scene from Jim McKay’s “Everyday People,” which will open the 33rd New Directors/New Films series.

The feature lineup is set for the 33rd New Directors/New Films Series, presented by the Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The festival will kick-off on March 24, 2004 with a screening of Jim McKay‘s “Everyday People,” which debuted last month at the Sundance Film Festival. The festival will conclude on April 4th following screenings at Alice Tully Hall and the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and at MoMA Film at the Gramercy Theater on 23rd St.

The films in the series were programmed by a six-person committee from both organizations, including Marian Masone, Joanna Ney and Richard Pena from the Film Society and Mary Lea Bandy, Laurence Kardish, and Jytte Jensen from MoMA.

The complete list of films follows (information provided by the festival):

“B-Happy,” directed by Gonzalo Justiniano, Chile/Spain/Venezuela, 2003

“Berlin Blues,” directed by Leander Haussman, Germany, 2003

“Captive,” directed by Gaston Biraben, Argentina, 2003

“Checkpoint,” directed by Yoav Shamir, Israel, 2003

“Control Room,” directed by Jehane Noujaim, USA/Egypt, 2003

“Dig!,” directed by Ondi Timoner, USA, 2004 (Palm Pictures)

“Eager Bodies,” directed by Xavier Giannoli, France, 2003

“Everyday People,” directed by Jim Mckay, USA, 2003 (HBO Films)

“Fuse,” directed by Pjer Zalica, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 2003 (Global Film Initiative)

“In Your Hands,” directed by Annette K. Olesen, Denmark, 2004

“Kounandi,” directed by Apolline Traoré, Burkina Faso, 2003

“The Middle Of The World,” directed by Vicente Amorim, Brazil, 2003

“Le Monde Vivant,” directed by Eugene Green, France, 2003

“No. 17,” directed by David Ofek, Israel, 2003

“Seducing Doctor Lewis,” directed by Jean-François Pouilot, Canada, 2003

“Silent Waters,” directed by Sabiha Sumar, Pakistan/France/Germany, 2003 (First Run Features)

“Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring,” directed by Kim Ki-Duk, South Korea, 2003 (Sony Pictures Classics)

“The Story Of The Weeping Camel,” directed by Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni, Germany/Mongolia, 2003 (THINKFilm)

“Strong Shoulders,” directed by Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France/Belgium, 2003

“Three Step Dancing,” directed by Salvatore Mereu, Italy, 2003

“Untold Scandal,” directed by E J-Yong, South Korea, 2003

“Vodka Lemon,” directed by Hiner Saleem, France/Armenia, 2003

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