MoMa The Contenders 2015, NYC

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Affair: MoMa The Contenders 2015 (Film Series)

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016

Hot Spot: MoMA Theatres, NYC

Deets: Every year there are films that resonate far beyond a theatrical release—if they manage to find their way to a commercial screen at all—or film festival appearance. Their significance can be attributed to a variety of factors, from structure to subject matter to language, but these films are united in their lasting impact on the cinematic art form. For this annual series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that we believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen.

Who You May Spot: Actors, guests

Hint For The Average Socialite: For a full calendar and tickets click here.

Screenings with Q&As

Wednesday, December 2, 7:30PM
Post-screening discussion with Sean Baker and Mya Taylor

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @ 7:30PM
Post-screening discussion with cinematographer Roger Deakins and Emily Blunt

Friday, December 18, 2015 @ 7:30PM
Post-screening discussion with Liz Garbus

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 6:30PM
Post-screening discussion with Olivia Wilde

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Bone Tomahawk
Post-screening discussion with Zahler

Friday, January 15, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Post-screening discussion with Saoirse Ronan

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