Museum of the Moving Image Selects Seven Films For Annual Curators' Choice Series

Just as critics and cinephiles are unveiling their "Best of 2014" lists, Museum of the Moving Image has announced the seven titles selected for its annual Curators' Choice series. The films will be shown during the weekend of January 2through 4, 2015. Selected by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma, the films are Richard Linklater'sBoyhood, Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language 3-D, Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs, Ramon Zürcher's The Strange Little Cat, AlainGuiraudie's Stranger by the Lake, Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, and Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez's Manakamana.

David Schwartz stated: "The inventiveness and vitality of the seven films in this annual year-end survey prove that the art of cinema, in the digital era, is far from dead. Using 3-D technology to expand vision and consciousness, Jean-Luc Godard made one of his greatest films. Meanwhile, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez used 16mm film to make their mesmerizing ethnographic experiment Manakamana.At once audacious and suspenseful, STRANGER BY THE LAKE brought international attention to French director Alan Guiraudie while the German oddity THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT introduced a major new talent, Ramon Zürcher. The prolific Richard Linklater unveiled a masterpiece,Boyhood, that was twelve years in the making, and two of the world's great filmmakers-Hayao Miyazaki and Tsai Ming-liang-made new work that showed them at the top of their form. And, the year's most memorable performance was by a dog: Godard's Roxy."

Tickets for screenings are included with paid Museum admission ($12 adults / $9 seniors and students) and free for Museum members at the Film Lover level and above (these members may reserve tickets in advance). For information about membership and to join, visit

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