The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have finalized the full lineup for their 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, running March 20 – 31 in New York. The festival focuses on emerging filmmakers, and will include 19 narrative features, six docs and 17 shorts from some 24 countries.
Alexandre Moors’ debut “Blue Caprice,” which premiered at Sundance, will open the festival; it stars Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond. The festival will then close with Penny Lane’s doc “Our Nixon,” edited from hundreds of roles of Super 8 film that was shot by the president’s aides during his time in office. Other highlights slated for the festival include Sundance premiere title “Upstream Color” from Shane Carruth, Rachid Djaidani’s Cannes-winner “Rengaine,” Toronto -screened films from Sarah Polley (“Stories We Tell”), Bulgarian director Emil Christov (“The Color of the Chameleon”) and Tobias Lindholm (Danish “A Hijacking”), and Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” which played Telluride and Berlin.
MoMA’s Rajendra Roy states, “The filmmakers we welcome into the New Directors family this year are remarkably engaged with issues of our time, and the history that got us here…this year’s lineup feels particularly relevant to contemporary life.”
The full lineup is listed at Indiewire.