ContemporAsian: MoMA

When 6 May 2010 - 12 May 2010
Where Museum of Modern Art
11 W53rd St
NY, NY 10019
United States
Enquiry 212-708-9400

MoMA Presents: ContemporAsian

Talentime, 2009.  Film directed by Yasmin Ahmad.  Courtesy of the artist and MoMA New York.

May 6-12 2010

The Museum of Modern Art
11 W53rd St NY NY 10019
Tel. 212-708-9400

Press Release:

Asian cinema is fast becoming a cinema without borders. Digital filmmaking and international coproductions are rapidly transforming an industry in which the transnational flow of talent and resources, even between the U.S. and Asia, has become the norm. In the monthly exhibition ContemporAsian, MoMA showcases films that get little exposure outside of their home countries or on the international festival circuit, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema. Presented in special weeklong engagements, the films in the series include recent independent gems by both new and established filmmakers whose work represent the rapidly transforming visual culture of the region. Not only are audiences given the rare chance to enjoy these undistributed films on the big screen—they also experience the diversity and richness of Asian cinema in all its many forms.

Films to be shown in May include:

Talentime, Malayasia.  Directed by Yasmin Ahmad.  English Subtitles: 120 minutes.

Flower in the Pocket,  Malaysia.  Directed by Liew Seng Tat.  English Subtitles: 97 minutes.

This exhibition is organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, and and William Phuan, independent curator, with additional support from Asian CineVision.

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