Documentary Fortnight 2014: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
|When||14 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014|
11 WEST 53 STREET
New York City, NY 10019
|Cost||Varies by programs|
February 14–28, 2014
Held in conjunction with the two-channel video installationRamallah/New York
Since 2001, February has marked the return of Documentary Fortnight, MoMA’s annual showcase of innovative recent nonfiction film and media. This year’s festival includes 20 feature films, 10 shorts, two classics, and one installation, from more than 20 countries, in an examination of the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction filmmaking, and of new approaches to nonfiction practice. Several video works will be screened in theatrical versions, and one video installation from the Museum’s collection will be on display in the galleries.
The features, shorts, and installations in this year’s festival show filmmakers and artists responding to contemporary concerns by capturing and analyzing events on a global stage, or by pulling from their own countries, communities, and backgrounds to tell documentary stories with intimacy, depth, and formal innovation.
As a whole, the works in this year’s program seek to move beyond the search for “empirical truth,” and delve into the inner realities of their subjects, focusing on states of being, memories, dreams, ideas, desires, and utopias lost and found.
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s
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