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Description: In its third year, the Museum's First Look series is a showcase for groundbreaking, new international cinema. When it debuted in 2012, First Look was instantly recognized as a vital new addition to New York's film scene, an oasis of thoughtful and provocative filmmaking amid the hype and noise of the awards season. Defying genre and pushing boundaries, the featured films demonstrate how cinematic creativity and depth can be found in modes as divergent as action movies and avant-garde cinema. Many of the films are New York premieres. Among the hits and discoveries from the first two years are Chantal Akerman's Almayer's Folly, Thomas Andersen's Reconversao, Bruno Dumont's Outside Satan, and Philippe Garrel's That Summer. First Look is programmed by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma; 2014 schedule to be announced in early December.
Venue Description: Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its expanded and renovated facilities - acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design - the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.