The Museum Of Modern Art Showcases Preserved And Restored Films

By Creative Media Times

Ők Ketten (The Two of Them). 1977. Hungary. Directed by Márta Mészáros.

The Museum of Modern Art’s “To Save and Project” the 16th edition of it’s annual international film festival with a diverse set of cinematic treasures.

The film festival, which runs from Friday January 4 until the end of the month, “celebrates newly preserved and restored films from archives, studios, distributors, foundations, and independent filmmakers”

Barbet Schroeder is set to kick things off with a retrospective of all his documentary films which he described as the “trilogy of evil”. This includes “General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait” (1974), “Terror’s Advocate” (2007), and the weeklong New York theatrical run of “The Venerable W.”

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for 1990’s “Reversal of Fortune”, a film which won Jeremy Irons an Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role, Schroeder is known for directing boxoffice hit thrillers “Single White Female” and the Sandra Bullock starrer “Murder by Numbers.”

There’s plenty of surprise highlights in this year’s lineup, which features 50 features and shorts from around the globe, some receiving their first US screening since their original release. To get a full list of events, go to moma.org.

The 16th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.