Premieres April 28!
Access this year’s ND/NF virtually nationwide or in FLC theaters!
- FLC Virtual Cinema: On sale to the general public on April 16 at noon, with early access for FLC members starting April 13 at noon.
- MoMA Virtual Cinema: Free exclusively for MoMA members starting April 28th.
- In-Theater Screenings: On sale to the general public on April 16 at noon, with early access for FLC members starting April 13 at noon.
The Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 50th anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), April 28 – May 8 available via virtual cinema, with in-person screenings extending through May 14 at FLC. Throughout its rich, half-century history, the festival has celebrated filmmakers who represent the present and anticipate the future of cinema, and whose daring work pushes the envelope in unexpected ways. This year’s festival will introduce 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide in the MoMA and FLC virtual cinemas, and to New Yorkers at Film at Lincoln Center.
To celebrate this year’s 50-year milestone, MoMA and FLC will also present a free virtual retrospective looking back on the festival’s history. In 1972, FLC (formerly the Film Society of Lincoln Center) and MoMA’s Department of Film presented the inaugural New Directors/New Films festival: a modest but eclectic program of 11 films born from a simple desire to share the best new works by emerging international directors with New York moviegoers. Richard Roud, one of the festival’s founding programmers, reflected in the Village Voice then that the festival allows one to “sit down and find out just where, in fact, the New Cinema is going.”
The last 50 years of ND/NF prove that there is not simply one way forward, as young directors continue to blaze into the vanguard of filmmaking. Directors early in their careers who were presented to New York audiences, some for the very first time, include Hou Hsiao-hsien, Kelly Reichardt, Pedro Almódovar, Souleymane Cissé, Euzhan Palcy, Jia Zhangke, Spike Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Michael Haneke, Wong Kar Wai, Agnieszka Holland, Lino Brocka, Guillermo del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, and over a thousand others. Now in a vastly different film landscape and accessible to viewers nationwide through streaming, the program has grown in size and stature while maintaining its commitment to experimentation and sharing the gift of discovery with audiences. Presented here is a small selection of favorites from the first 30 years of the festival, showcasing early works from filmmakers such as Lee Chang-dong, Chantal Akerman, Charles Burnett, and Christopher Nolan.
Wednesday, April 28
Thursday, April 29
Friday, April 30
Saturday, May 1
Sunday, May 2
Monday, May 3
Tuesday, May 4
Thursday, May 6
Friday, May 7
Saturday, May 8
Sunday, May 9
Monday, May 10
Tuesday, May 11
New Directors/New Films at 50: A Retrospective
New Directors/New Films at 50: A Retrospective (April 16-28)
All rentals for the virtual retrospective are free and open to the public. Free rentals will become available on April 16 timed to the start of the program. Schedule and film information can be found here (link to calendar).
FLC MEMBERS & GENERAL PUBLIC can reserve free retrospective tickets on the respective film pages.
MoMA MEMBERS can reserve their free retrospective tickets via MoMA’s private Virtual Cinema, accessible through the respective film pages or directly here.
New Directors/New Films 2021 (April 28 – May 8)
FLC MEMBERS receive a pre-sale period starting on Tuesday, April 13 at noon and additional 20% discounts on virtual rentals and $5 savings on in-theater tickets. In celebration of ND/NF’s 50th anniversary, FLC is offering $50 off all New Wave memberships for a limited time. Join today or learn more about FLC membership here.
April 13, noon – FLC members
April 16, noon – General Public
VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENINGS
Available to audiences nationwide! All films will be available for five days following their premiere. Premiere times are listed on each film page.
$12 General Public – On sale April 16 at noon
$9.60 FLC Members with promo code – Pre-sale begins April 13 at noon
Free for MoMA Members on the MoMA private Virtual Cinema – available beginning April 28
Virtual All-Access Pass ($348 Value)
Discover more and SAVE with the ND/NF Virtual All-Access Pass! Access all 29 programs in the 50th anniversary lineup with one easy purchase.
$275 for General Public
$220 for FLC Members with promo code
Free for MoMA Members on the MoMA private Virtual Cinema
$17 for General Public
$12 for FLC and MoMA Members, students, persons with disabilities
Now in its 44th year, New Directors/New Films remains guided by the spirit of discovery. At a time of new digital frontiers of film production and distribution, this year’s lineup shows artistic innovation more than keeping pace with technological change. We hope you'll join us in celebrating a group of filmmakers who represent both the present and the future of cinema, the daring artists whose work pushes the envelope and is, fascinatingly, never what you'd expect. Read More
For 43 years New Directors/New Films has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers. All aspects of cinema, from production to exhibition, have changed dramatically over the years, and even more rapidly of late. But the spirit of innovation and the element of surprise that have always defined this festival remain intact. Read More