THE FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE, PART 2 at MoMA

We’re back at MoMA for THE FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE, PART 2
February 14 - 21, 2019
View the program here on MoMA’s website

The Future of Film Is Female’s winter edition includes a weeklong run of Bridey Elliott’s Clara’s Ghost. In her debut feature, Elliott stars alongside real-life family members (including her comedian father, Chris Elliot) as members of a showbiz family brought together to celebrate their dog’s birthday. As vodka flows, the night slowly devolves and the family matriarch, Clara, begins communicating with a spirit. Also included is a world premiere from variety TV show The Eyeslicer titled “Marlon said to me: ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s just a movie.” The feature-length new episode includes eight shorts that investigate the female body in continuance of conversations involving assault in the filmmaking industry. Additionally, the series highlights films by Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline), Kate Novack (The Gospel According to Andre), Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), Quinn Shephard (Blame), Veronica Kedar (Family), and Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) with all filmmakers in attendance at screenings. Each feature in the program will be preceded with a short film by filmmakers Sasha Wortzel and Tourmaline, Crystal Kayiza, A.V. Rockwell, Catherine Lee, Hanna Bergholm, and Eleanor Wilson.

Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, states, “A new year, another step toward a more equitable film culture, means a new chapter of The Future of Film Is Female curated by Caryn Coleman at MoMA. Building on the tremendous talent and audience enthusiasm that made our first edition such a triumph, we’re thrilled to continue the progress and promise of this series.” Caryn Coleman, guest curator, adds, "There’s no better way to kick off the new year than by presenting a second program of incredible films directed by women with MoMA. The film industry is still in a crisis of representation and is in desperate need of institutions that champion female filmmakers. It’s an honor to continue our partnership and, judging from the love we received from our debut program last summer, audiences are hungry for more.”