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Women-Directed Films Announced for 42nd New Directors/New Films Series

Women-Directed Films Announced for 42nd New Directors/New Films Series

The 42nd New Directors/New Films has announced their lineup. Co-hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art the series takes place from March 20-31.

Here are the women directed films that were announced. Check out the link for a full list.


Our Nixon by Penny Lane, 2013, USA, English; (Closing Night, New York Premiere)

Our Nixon offers an unprecedented, insider’s view of an American presidency, chronicling watershed events like the Apollo moon landing, the pathbreaking 1972 trip to China, and Tricia’s White House wedding, as well as more intimate glimpses of Nixon in times of glory and disgrace.

Anton’s Right Here (Anton tut ryadom) by Lyubov Arkus, 2012, Russia/Russian (North American Premiere)

Critic-turned-filmmaker Lyubov Arkus finds herself the key caregiver for severely autistic teen Anton Kharitonov and, over six ensuing years, she documents in a highly reflective and deeply fascinating style the tremendous obstacles and problems of encouraging and supporting a sensitive but barely communicative boy.

Les Coquillettes by Sophie Letourneur, 2012, France/French (North American Premiere)

Sophie Letourneur’s comedy of arrested development is a delightfully giddy, screwball lark, a self-mocking, thirty-something French counterpart to Girls filmed on location at the Locarno Film Festival.

Leones, by Jazmin Lopez, 2012, Argentina/France/The Netherlands; Spanish (North American Premiere)

In this metaphysical trance film, the verdant environment is as much a character as the five young protagonists, enfolding them as they move through it, their playful banter, word games, and ruminations filling the air.

People’s Park, by Libbie Dina Cohn and JP Sniadecki, 2012, USA/China; Chinese (New York Premiere)

An immersive, inquisitive visit to the People’s Park in Chengdu, China presented in a single virtuosic tracking shot, this work of nonfiction scrutinizes the joys of communal play, exercise and free time.

The Shine of Day (Der Glanz des Tages), by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, 2012, Austria/German (New York Premiere)

In this followup to their semi-fictional, semi-documentary films Babooska and La Pivellina, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel continue to demonstrate a generous and human perspective on people struggling at the fringes of showbiz—namely, the circus.

Stories We Tell, by Sarah Polley, 2012, Canada/English (New York Premiere)

What is real? What is true? What do we remember, and how do we remember it? Filmmaker Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz) cracks open family secrets in this powerful examination of personal history and remembrance.

Towheads, by Shannon Plumb, 2013, USA/English (North American Premiere)

A Brooklyn mother finds comic relief from her domestic drudgery by inhabiting the world in various guises—drag king, pole dancer, Santa Claus—managing to find moments of joy and grace on even the most thankless of days.

RP31, by Lucy Raven, 2012, USA (Screening with Upstream Color)

Hollywood’s Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) develops image standards that can be used to test the quality of a film projection. Noted artist Lucy Raven riffs on this in RP31, her new animation composed from 31 film projection test patterns and calibration charts. North American Premiere!


The Village (A Cidade) by Liliana Sulzbach, 2012. Brazil

A small village’s inhabitants are all elderly, and no one new is moving in. New York Premiere!

To Put Together a Helicopter (Para armar un helicóptero) by Izabel Acevedo, 2012. Mexico

When summer rains bring power outages to his neighborhood, 17-year-old Oliverio comes up with an ingenious solution. (North American Premiere)

What Can I Wish You Before the Fight? (Que puis-je te souhaiter avant le combat?) by Sofia Babluani, 2012, France

A touching story about a case of mistaken identity and communication that transcends barriers. (US Premiere)

The Pirate of Love by Sara Gunnarsdottir, 2012, Iceland/USA

A filmmaker chases the legends surrounding a CD of popular Reykjavik love songs, supposedly written by a lovelorn trucker in Canada. (New York Premiere)

Flamingos (I Fenicotteri) by Francesca Coppola, 2012, Italy

Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface. (North American Premiere)

Sequin Raze by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, 2013, USA

A reality-show contestant tries to protect herself from the psychological onslaught of one of the producers.

Take a Deep Breath (Derin Nefes Al) by Basak Buyukcelen, 2012, Turkey

When a teenager’s parents take her to see a gynecologist, her life takes an unexpected turn.

“Blue Caprice” to Open 42nd ND/NF, Full Lineup Announced (Film Society Lincoln Center)

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