First Look 2014
Organized by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma
First Look is the Museum’s annual showcase for inventive new international cinema. Now in its third year, the series has established itself as a vital addition to New York’s film scene, an oasis of thoughtful and provocative filmmaking amid the hype and noise of the awards season. It is a great way for New York filmgoers to start the year, just ahead of the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Berlin film festivals. All of the films have played to acclaim at international film festivals, and all are New York premieres. Many of the filmmakers will be present for post-screening discussions, and Wavemakers and The Inner Jungle will be accompanied by live music.
Sandwiched between the delightfully free-spirited opening and closing night films, Little Feet and The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu, First Look 2014 offers an eclectic selection of movies: fascinating excursions into the histories of film and music (Rohmer in Paris, Natan, Wavemakers); deeply intimate personal stories (The Inner Jungle, The Summer of Flying Fish); bracingly dark comic visions (Ape, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear); riveting social dramas that unfold in unforgettable landscapes (Rags and Tatters, The Quispe Girls, To the Wolf); and three distinctive and beautiful short films (Old Moon, Looking for Adventure, America). The series also includes a special preview screening of Visitors, the contemplative and stunning new film by Godfrey Reggio with a score by Philip Glass. What this year’s films have in common is that they are all visually and cinematically spellbinding movies that will linger in the memory.
Tickets for First Look films are $10 each ($6 for Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above), with the exception of Visitors preview screening which are $20 public ($12 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above). An All Festival Pass is available for $40 ($24 Museum members). Complimentary industry and press passes are available.
The Village Voice is the official media sponsor of First Look 2014.
Little Feet and Old Moon
Friday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
Rohmer in Paris and The Bakery Girl of Monceau
Saturday, January 11, 2:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
The Inner Jungle and America
Saturday, January 11, 4:15 p.m. Screening & Live Event
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Vic + Flo ont vu un ours)
Saturday, January 11, 7:00 p.m. SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Visitors with Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass, Steven…
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
The Quispe Girls and Looking for Adventure
Sunday, January 12, 5:00 p.m. Screening
The Summer of Flying Fish (El verano de los peces …
Sunday, January 12, 8:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
Wavemakers, followed by live music
Friday, January 17, 7:00 p.m. Screening
Rags and Tatters (Farsh wa ghata)
Saturday, January 18, 1:30 p.m. Screening & Live Event
Saturday, January 18, 4:00 p.m. Screening
To the Wolf (Sto lyko)
Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m. Screening & Live Event
Sunday, January 19, 4:00 p.m. CLOSING NIGHT FILM
The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu (La fille du 14 Juillet…
Sunday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.