After the Storm / Courtesy Film Movement

FESTIVAL
First Look 2017

January 6–16

Now in its sixth year, First Look is a festival for innovative new cinema. With works from more than twenty countries, the Festival focuses on films that expand the art form. Nearly all of the them are New York premieres. Some emerging themes in this year’s First Look include a number of works that use audio as a central element—Havarie, Depth Two, Fear Itself, and an audio documentary program by Radio Atlasand others that experiment with theatricality and performance including UFE (Unfilmevenemente), Between Fences, Silencio, and Helmut Berger, Actor. As in past years, there are several programs of avant-garde cinema, including the astonishing program On Resistance: International Avant-Garde Films and Video, and new work by Ken Jacobs. 

The Opening Night presentation will be the New York premiere of After the Storm, the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda and a work that establishes a style and tone all its own, alighting on comedy, family drama, and shaggy-dog noir. The screening will be followed by an opening night reception.

First Look 2017 was programmed by Chief Curator David Schwartz, Associate Film Curator Eric Hynes, and guest curator Mónica Savirón (for On Resistance). The Festival is pleased to continue its programming partnership with FIDMarseille, the adventurous French festival, with Festival Director Jean-Pierre Rehm in person. 

A First Look Festival pass, good for admission to all films, is available for $45.

Special thanks to the French Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Japan Foundation.

OPENING NIGHT
After the Storm
Friday, January 6, 7:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening
Sincerely (Atentamente)
Saturday, January 7, 2:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Screening Sound: The Radio Atlas Adaptations
Saturday, January 7, 3:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Out There
Saturday, January 7, 4:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Fear Itself
Saturday, January 7, 5:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
UFE (Unfilmévénement)
Saturday, January 7, 7:30 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Territory (Territorio)
Sunday, January 8, 2:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
Boone
Sunday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
John Wilson's New York
Friday, January 13, 7:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening & live event
On Resistance: International Avant-Garde Films & V…
Friday, January 13, 7:30 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Reichstag 9/11 and other new films by Ken Jacobs
Saturday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening
Havarie
Saturday, January 14, 4:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Helmut Berger, Actor
Saturday, January 14, 4:30 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Depth Two
Saturday, January 14, 6:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening
The Damned
Saturday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening
Silencio
Sunday, January 15, 2:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Between Fences (Bein gderot)
Sunday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
How Heavy This Hammer
Sunday, January 15, 4:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening
How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras
Sunday, January 15, 6:30 p.m. Redstone Theater
Screening
Film After Film: Shorts Program I
Monday, January 16, 2:00 p.m. Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Strange but True: Shorts Program II
Monday, January 16, 3:30 p.m. Bartos Screening Room