Santiago Mitre's THE STUDENT and More Set for MoMA's Film Events, Aug-Oct 2013
MoMA has announced its upcoming film events for August-October 2013. Details below!
MoMA Presents: Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano's Old Cats
Unfolding with black humor and empathy in equal measure, Old Cats tells the story of Isadora, an octogenarian living comfortably with her husband and two cats, who suddenly finds herself fighting two battles when the sudden onset of dementia coincides with the possible loss of her Santiago apartment. A hit at the Cannes and New York film festivals in 2010, this is the film's long-awaited theatrical run in the U.S. The opening-night screeningwill be introduced by Sebastián Silva.
MoMA Presents: Santiago Mitre's The Student
Winner of Special Jury Prizes at BAFICI (Buenos Aires) and Locarno, and a highlight of the New York Film Festival, The Student is a sophisticated and subtle meditation on the still-unhealed wounds of Argentina's Dirty War, and on the clash between old-guard Peronists and a younger generation of leftist activists in Buenos Aires today. Santiago Mitre, who introduces the opening-night screening, proves himself one of the most provocative voices of contemporary Argentine cinema.
Soundings: A Contemporary Score, the Film Program
Through August 19
Held in conjunction with the gallery exhibitionSoundings: A Contemporary Score, this screening series is as much an exploration of sound as of the moving image, focusing on documentary and "essay" films that take viewers to unusual sonic realms.