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Museum of Modern Art Unveils 2013 Contenders Series; David Lynch’s Duran Duran Concert Film to Kickoff

Museum of Modern Art Unveils 2013 Contenders Series; David Lynch's Duran Duran Concert Film to Kickoff

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has locked down their selection of films and guests that make up this year’s edition of their annual series, The Contenders. Kicking off the event is the world premiere of David Lynch’s concert film “Duran Duran: Unstaged.” Duran Duran will be in attendance on opening night, November 4. The festival runs to January 16, 2014.

The slate, curated by the staff of the museum’s Department of Film, boasts many of this year’s most notable films, including such Oscar hopefuls as “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Nebraska” and “All is Lost.”

For horror buffs, Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufman will be on hand January 9 to participate in a discussion following a screening of the “teensploitation” production company’s film, “The Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1.” Other notable guests expected to make appearances at MoMA include Brie Larson (“Short Term 12”), Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), Noah Baumbach (“Frances Ha”), Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) and Zachary Heinzerling (“Cutie and the Boxer”).

Full lineup below:

12 Years a Slave 2013. USA. Directed by Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o in attendance. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

20 Feet from Stardom 2013. USA. Directed by Morgan Neville. Neville in attendance. Courtesy of Radius-TWC

42 2013. USA. Directed by Brian Helgeland. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

All Is Lost 2013. USA. Directed by J.C. Chandor. Chandor in attendance. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Before Midnight 2013. USA. Directed by Richard Linklater. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013. France/Belgium/Spain. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Courtesy of IFC Films

Blue Jasmine 2013. USA. Directed by Woody Allen. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips 2013. USA. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Greengrass in attendance. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Computer Chess 2013. USA. Directed by Andrew Bujalski. Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Cutie and the Boxer 2013. USA. Directed by Zachary Heinzerling. Heinzerling in attendance. Courtesy of Radius-TWC

Dallas Buyers Club 2012. USA. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Dirty Wars 2013. USA. Directed by Rick Rowley. Courtesy of IFC Films

Duran Duran: Unstaged 2011. USA. Directed by David Lynch. Members of Duran Duran in attendance.

Enough Said 2013. USA. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Footsteps in Jerusalem 2013. Israel. Directors: David Perlov, Dan Geva, David Ofek, Nadav Lapid, Benjamin Freidenberg, Moran Ifergan, Yarden Karmin, Amichai Chasson and Elad Schwartz, Boaz Frankel and Yair Agmon, Nayef Hammoud and Yotam Kislev

Frances Ha 2012. USA. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Baumbach in attendance. Courtesy of IFC Films

Fruitvale Station 2013. USA. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Producer Forest Whitaker in attendance. Courtesy of the Weinstein Company

Gloria 2013. Chile/Spain. Directed by Sebastián Lelio. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

Gravity 2013. USA. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Cuarón in attendance. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013. USA. Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Oscar Isaac in attendance. Courtesy of CBS Films

La grande belleza (The Great Beauty) 2013. Italy. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

Leviathan 2012. USA. Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel

Mother of George 2013. USA. Directed by Andrew Dosunmu

Museum Hours 2013. Austria/USA. Directed by Jem Cohen

Nebraska 2013. USA. Directed by Alexander Payne. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Old Dog 2011. China. Directed by Pema Tseden. Courtesy of Icarus Films

Philomena 2013. USA. Directed by Stephen Frears. Steve Coogan in attendance. Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Prisoners 2013. USA. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1 2013. USA. Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. Kaufman in attendance. Courtesy of Troma Films

Short Term 12 2013. USA. Directed by Destin Cretton. Brie Larson in attendance. Courtesy of Cinedigm Entertainment

Stories We Tell 2012. Canada. Directed by Sarah Polley. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions

The Act of Killing 2012. Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer in attendance. Courtesy of Drafthouse Films

The Bling Ring 2013. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Courtesy of A24 Films

The Place Beyond the Pines 2012. USA. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance in attendance. Courtesy of Focus Features

Wadjda 2012. Saudi Arabia. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Weekend of a Champion 1972. Great Britain. Directed by Frank Simon. Jackie Stewart in attendance

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