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Curators' Choice 2017

December 15–January 1

This selection of some of the best movies of 2017 does not claim to be comprehensive; it favors idiosyncratic independent visions over mainstream movies, and films that speak—sometimes indirectly—to these perilous times. This was a great year for low-budget New York City filmmaking, from the Yiddish-language Brooklyn-set Menashe to the adrenaline-fueled odyssey through the underbelly of Queens in Good Time. Two of the year’s boldest films, Get Out and Mudbound, boldly addressed racial tension while also providing great big-screen entertainment. And in nonfiction standouts such as Strong Island, Dina, The Challenge and The Work, disparate subjects tackled by distinct artists yielded works as thrillingly unique as they are unforgettable.

Organized by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Associate Film Curator Eric Hynes


Screening
Nocturama
Friday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Menashe
Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Beach Rats
Saturday, December 16, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Good Time
Saturday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
The Challenge
Sunday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Dina
Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
Song to Song
Sunday, December 17, 6:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Mudbound
Friday, December 22, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
The Human Surge
Saturday, December 23, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Strong Island
Saturday, December 23, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Get Out
Saturday, December 23, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
The Work
Friday, December 29, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening & Live Event
Hermia & Helena
Saturday, December 30, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Screening
A Ghost Story
Saturday, December 30, 4:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening & Live Event
Personal Shopper
Saturday, December 30, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
A Quiet Passion
Sunday, December 31, 3:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Princess Cyd
Monday, January 1, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Screening
Lady Bird
Monday, January 1, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater