New Directors/New Films 2017

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announce the complete lineup for the 46th annual New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), March 15-26. Since 1972, the festival has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s festival will screen 29 features and nine short films.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema: Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$, a breakout hit of Sundance, is opening night; Eliza Hittman’s portrait of a Brooklyn teenager’s sexual awakening, Beach Rats, is the centerpiece selection; and Dustin Guy Defa closes the festival with Person to Person, a day-in-the-life snapshot of a group of eccentric New York characters. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

Organized by a selection committee comprising Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator; La Frances Hui, Associate Curator; Sophie Cavoulacos, Assistant Curator and Izzy Lee, Department Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; and Dennis Lim, Director of Programming; Florenze Almozini, Associate Director of Programming; Dan Sullivan, Assistant Programmer, and Tyler Wilson, Programming Coordinator, the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

New Directors/New Films is presented by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and is supported by the Annual Film Fund of The Museum of Modern Art, Film Society’s New Wave, The New York Times, American Airlines, Variety, Shutterstock, and Row NYC.