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MoMA Picks Their Contenders for 2010

MoMA Picks Their Contenders for 2010

A slew of possible awards contenders, including Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech,” David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” and Darren Aronovsky’s “Black Swan,” make up The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) The Contenders 2010. An annual series dedicated to influential and innovative films released over the past twelve months, this year’s edition runs the gamut from major studio releases like “Network,” to smaller finds like Lixin Fan’s acclaimed documentary “Last Train Home.”

The exhibition runs from November 11 to January 22, 2011, with media sponsorship provided by indieWIRE.

The full screening schedule is listed below:

Thursday, November 11

8:00pm, “The King’s Speech.” 2010. UK/Australia. Directed by Tom Hooper. 118 minutes.
Q&A with Director Tom Hooper following the screening

Friday, November 12

4:00pm, “The Red Chapel.” 2009. Denmark. Directed by Mads Brügger. 87 minutes.

Sunday, November 14

3:00pm, “The Ghost Writer.” 2010. France/Germany/UK. Directed by Roman Polanski. 118 minutes
5:30pm, “Inception.” 2010. USA/UK. Directed by Christopher Nolan. 148 minutes

Monday, November 29

7:00pm, “I Am Love.” 2009. Italy. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. 120 min.

Monday, December 13

8:00pm, “Henry of Navarre.” 2010. Germany/France/Czech Republic/Spain. Directed by Jo Baier. 155 min.
Q&A with director Jo Baier following screening

Tuesday, December 14

6:00pm, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.” 2010. USA. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. 90 min.
7:00pm, “Black Swan.” 2010. USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. 103 min.
8:30pm, “The Social Network.” 2010. USA. Directed by David Fincher. 121 min.

Monday, December 20

4:00pm, “A Film Unfinished.” 2010. Germany/Israel. Directed by Yael Hersonski. 88 min.

Wednesday, December 29

4:00pm, “Waste Land.” 2010. Brazil/UK. Directed by Lucy Walker. Co-Directed by Karen Harley and João Jardim. 90 min.
7:00pm, “The Kids Are All Right.” 2010. USA. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. 106 min.

Thursday, December 30

4:00pm, “Winter’s Bone.” 2010. USA. Directed by Debra Granik. 100 min.

Saturday, January 8

7:00pm, “Last Train Home.” 2009. Canada/China/UK. Directed by Lixin Fan. 85 min.

Wednesday, January 19

8:00pm, “World on a Wire.” 1973. West Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 205 min.

Saturday, January 22

8:00pm, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” 2010. USA/UK. Directed by Banksy. 90 min.

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