ON THE EDGE, AN AUTEURIST HISTORY OF FILM and More Set for MoMA Films Series, Now thru 5/23

ON THE EDGE, AN AUTEURIST HISTORY OF FILM and More Set for MoMA Films Series, Now thru 5/23

The Museum of Modern Art has announced its upcoming screenings for its film series, now through May 23, 2014. Details below!

On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s May 10-July 24 In direct dialogue with Brazil's marginal film movement, and in continuation of Lygia Clark's abandonment of the production of "commodifiable" art objects, after 1968 numerous Brazilian artists turned to the moving image as a means for self-exploration and political resistance. As the artist and filmmaker Lygia Pape put it, "Marginal was the revolutionary act of invention, a new reality, the world as change, error as adventure and the discovery of freedom...the anti-film." In conjunction with the exhibition Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948-1988, MoMA presents a film series that charts the era's vibrant underground cinema scene.

An Auteurist History of Film Reprise, Part 2 May 16-June 3 Because MoMA's Auteurist History of Film weekday-afternoon screenings (see below) are not easily accessible to many museum-goers, this series is intended to enable folks to catch up on many of the films from the 1960s that we have screened over the past year. Upcoming highlights include Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless (1960), Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960), Blake Edwards's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and a special screening of Leo McCarey's Marx Brothers classic Duck Soup (1933), held in conjunction with Marxfest.

Iberoamérican Images: The State of the Art Through May 14 For just over 15 years, Ibermedia has been instrumental in the continued ascent of Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese filmmaking. MoMA's fourth biannual Ibermedia program is particularly rich, with a number of films that have U.S. distribution and/or a healthy festival run behind them, and a treasure trove of films by filmmakers who seldom get the opportunity to show their work in the U.S. Several filmmakers will be present to introduce their films throughout the series.

Christoph Schlingensief Through May 29 Everything was possible in the world of the polymath Christoph Schlingensief. Combining an irreverent sense of humor and obsessive knowledge of film history in a tireless attempt to upset Germany's postwar complacency and neurotic relationship to its own past through camp, absurdity, and horror, Schlingensief was Germany's artistic enfant terrible and obnoxious social conscience until his untimely death from cancer in 2010. Organized in conjunction with the presentation of his work at MoMA PS1, this series of screenings contextualizes Schlingensief's filmic production-little known in the U.S.-within that of his peers and influences.