Annual series to begin Dec. 9
By Alicia Venter
The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) is hosting its annual Curator’ Choice series next week, and has announced the recognized films.
28 films have earned a slot in this year’s lineup, and screenings are set to begin Dec. 9. The screening will run through Jan. 21, 2023. Additional titles will be added as they are confirmed.
The Curators’ Choice Series is meant to recognize some of the best works released in 2022, with an emphasis on favorites and under-recognized work.
They were selected by MoMI’s Curator of Film Eric Hynes and their Associate Curator of Film, Edo Choi.
“While journalists, industry insiders, market analysts, and armchair speculators endlessly debated the fate of fickle moviegoing and streaming subscriptions, these selections suggest an alternative narrative for the moving image in 2022, one defined by evolving processes and forms, the instability and anxieties over how we encounter the work perhaps freeing artists to let the work become whatever it may,” said Hynes. “It’s also a year in which numerous filmmakers told their own stories, and in so doing made some of their best work.”
The series includes three films by Hong Sangsoo, a South Korean film director and screenwriter: “Introduction,” “In Front of Your Face” and “The Novelist’s Film.”
Two films by Claire Denis are being recognized: “Both Sides of the Blade” and “Stars at Noon.” Denis is a French film director and writer, and is best known for her 1999 film “Beau Travail,” which won Village Voice‘s Film Critics’ Poll in 2000.
The first screening takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. The film will be “Expedition Content,” which was constructed from audio recorded from a 1964 film, described on MoMI’s website as “a deft critique of the ethnographic endeavor.”
Screenings take place from Friday through Sunday throughout December and January.
The full schedule for this years’ Creators’ Choice Series can be found at movingimage.us/series/