New Directors And New Films Festival

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:30pm

Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

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To celebrate this year’s 50-year milestone, MoMA and FLC will also present a free virtual retrospective looking back on the festival’s history. In 1972, FLC (formerly the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and MoMA’s Department of Film presented the inaugural New Directors/New Films festival: a modest but eclectic program of 11 films born from a simple desire to share the best new works by emerging international directors with New York moviegoers. Richard Roud, one of the festival’s founding programmers, reflected in the Village Voice then that the festival allows one to “sit down and find out just where, in fact, the New Cinema is going.” 

Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!

FLC Virtual Cinema: On sale to the general public on April 16 at noon, with early access for FLC members starting April 13 at noon.

MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.


6.00 pm Gull

Kim Mi-jo  2020 South Korea 75 minutes Korean with English subtitles

In Kim Mi-jo’s searing drama, anchored by a multifaceted performance by Jeong Ae-hwa, a fish-market worker in her early 60s responds to her sexual assault by a coworker and the violent, misogynistic culture surrounding her.

12.30 pm Short Vacation

Kwon Min-pyo , Seo Han-sol  2020 South Korea 79 minutes Korean with English subtitles

A delightful meditation on young people’s discovery of the world around them, Short Vacation follows four girls (members of their school’s photography club) who decide to spend a bit of their summer holiday seeking out the very ends of the earth.

8.30 pm We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

Jane Schoenbrun  2021 USA 86 minutes English

A remarkable, rare combination of frightening and tender, Jane Schoenbrun’s accomplished narrative debut is a hypnotic and destabilizing tale of the fragility of online existence and the human capacity for change.

3:00 pm ND/NF Shorts Program 2

2020 95 minutes

Featuring Denise Fernandes' Nha Mila, Saulė Bliuvaitė’s Limousine, Ostin Fam’s Binh, Damian Kocur’s Beyond Is the Day, and Fernando Criollo’s Summits and Ashes.

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