The 47th New Directors/New Films
March 28-April 8
This long-running joint program of the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center showcases the work of promising first and second-time directors, and includes only four documentaries among its 25 features.
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING | photo by IDIOM Film/RaMell Ross
Two of these are Sundance award-winning titles making their NYC premiere: Stephen Loveridge’s MATANGI/MAYA/MIA
, an intimate portrait of the popstar, opens the event; while RaMell Ross’ HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
, an impressionistic look at the lives of two young African American in Alabama.
The other two docs are Khalik Allah’s BLACK MOTHER
, a poetic depiction of Jamaica, which debuted at True/False; and Emmanuel Gras’ Cannes-winning MAKALA
, which follows a young Congolese man on a trek to sell charcoal.