Best Of 2012 Weekend At Museum Of The Moving Image
Museum Of The Moving Image is hosting a “Curators’ Choice: Best of 2012″ series through February 22, and this weekend has quite an exciting lineup. The series, which offers film fans the opportunity to see some of the most critical work in cinema in the past year on the big screen, includes a debut filmmaker, an Iranian director under house arrest, and a favorite from American director Wes Anderson.
Neighboring Sounds (O Som Au Redor) is a remarkable first film from Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho, a former critic. The film looks at inequalities between families in neighborhoods that are in close proximity and the results of a private security firm being hired to police the street bordering the neighborhoods. This film shows Saturday at 6 PM.
This Is Not A Film (In Film Nist) is a gritty, moving documentary shot on an iPhone and DV camera by acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi. Panahi received a six-year prison sentence and a 20-year ban from filmmaking and interviews because of his support of the opposition party in Iran’s 2009 election. The film, in which Panahi shares his day-to-day life and speculates about his future, was smuggled into France in a cake for the Cannes film festival. Showing Sunday at 3 PM.
Moonrise Kingdom is a quirky, heartfelt, and unmistakably Wes Anderson-style film about two young children who fall in love and run away together into the wilderness. With camp leaders, families, and a large storm on its way, the tale is utterly captivating. Showing Sunday at 5 PM.
All screenings are free with museum admission ($12 for adults.)
Museum Of The Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria