The Museum of Modern Art Appoints Kathy Brew as Guest Curator of Doc Fortnight 2017
Posted on October 4, 2016
Noted documentarian and veteran programmer Kathy Brew has been appointed as guest curator of The Museum of Modern Art’s 2017 Doc Fortnight festival. MoMA’s annual festival of international nonfiction film showcases important new discoveries in documentary cinema and highlights the growing ambition and experimentation within the documentary field. Under the direction of Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA, Ms. Brew will work with David Neary, returning Festival Manager, in selecting films to be presented during the annual 10-day event in February 2017.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kathy as guest curator of Doc Fortnight,” said Mr. Roy, “Her embrace of innovation and inclusiveness in the nonfiction realm, and her expertise as a filmmaker and curator, will be invaluable in the success of the 2017 edition.”
Since its inauguration in 2001, Doc Fortnight’s founding principle has been that cross-fertilization among experimental, fiction, and nonfiction films enriches our understanding of an increasingly complex world.
The full line-up and screening schedule for the 2017 edition of Doc Fortnight will be announced in January 2017.