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Dec 17, 2018

MOMI Unveils Lineup For 8th First Look Festival

The Museum of the Moving Image just announced the 40 films that will make up the eighth edition of its First Look Festival, which showcases new international cinema, as well (…)

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A scene from Turtle Rock, directed by Xiao Xiao, which follows a family living in a remote Chinese village.

The Museum of the Moving Image just announced the 40 films that will make up the eighth edition of its First Look Festival, which showcases new international cinema, as well as live talks and events.

The First Look Festival is all about inventive new films, and they range quite a bit in terms of subject matter and style. In the festival, you’ll find documentaries alongside award-winning shorts, as well as films created by arts collectives and other collaborations.

First Look Festival, Donbass

Sergei Loznitza’s Donbass

The Festival will run from January 11 to 21. The opening night film will be Donbass, a “surrealistic” film by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitza, whose documentary The Trial, made from archival footage, will also be shown during the festival. Loznitza is a winner of the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival.

First Look Festival, Young Solitude

Claire Simon’s Young Solitude

Closing night will feature Young Solitude by French director Claire Simon, in which we hear about the world views, hopes, and dreams of a group of teens at a suburban high school in France.

The rest of the First Look Festival features films from all over the world, including China, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Slovenia, Denmark, France, Israel, Pakistan, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Get your tickets and see the full calendar on MOMI’s website, where you can also read about the individual films. Tickets to the films also include same-day admission to the museum.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave., Astoria
718.784.0077 
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