Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art has announced its ongoing and upcoming screenings and discussions through the end of May. See details below.
Focus Features: 10th Anniversary Salute
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the 10th anniversary of Focus Features with an exhibition of 10 significant features from the film company's remarkable first decade. Among the featured films are Roman Polanski's The Pianist, Mike Mills's Beginners, Joel and Ethan Coen's A Serious Man, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises, Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener, and Gus Van Sant's Milk. On May 3, producer and Focus Features cofounder James Schamus will be on hand for a screening of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.
Literature and the Moving Image
PEN World Voices Festival and The Museum of Modern Art present a short series focusing on the relationship between storytelling and the moving image. On May 3, Marjane Satrapi joins New Yorker art editor Francoise Mouly for a screening and a discussion about the development of Satrapi's work. And on May 5, Francine Prose, Michael Cunningham, and Doon Arbus discuss Diane Arbus and present a screening of A Slide Show and Talk by Diane Arbus.
Tracey Moffatt is an Australian filmmaker, video artist, and photographer whose stylistic experiments draw upon both popular culture and her own background, examining subjects such as Aboriginal subjugation, maternal domination, gender stereotypes, and class division. This retrospective of Moffatt's films and videos offers a comprehensive look at her moving-image oeuvre. On May 5, Moffat will be on hand to discuss a program of her short films.