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Doc Fortnight 2019: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media

February 21, 2019 – February 28, 2019

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces the full festival lineup for Doc Fortnight 2019, its annual showcase of outstanding and innovative nonfiction film. This year’s festival, which runs from February 21 to 28, 2019, includes an international selection of more than 17 documentary features, predominantly directed by female filmmakers. For its 18th annual showcase, Doc Fortnight continues advocating the vision of storytellers, bringing new perspectives to truth in an ever-changing world.

The series opens with the premiere of Serendipity, by French-born, NYC-based artist Prune Nourry. The artist, who explores a multitude of media through installations that include photography, film, and performance, mines her own journey from a breast cancer diagnosis in this sensitive work that celebrates the power of art in healing and the resilience of the human spirit. The closing night film is renowned Amsterdam-based filmmaker Heddy Honigmann’s latest, Buddy, a heartwarming portrait of the deep bond between humans and their guide dogs.

Organized by Kathy Brew, Guest Curator, with Emily Rago.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.


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And with Him Came the West. 2018. USA. Directed by Mike Plante. Courtesy the filmmaker

Arcadia. 2017. Scotland. Directed by Paul Wright. Courtesy Hopscotch Films

Buddy. 2018. The Netherlands. Directed by Heddy Honigmann. Courtesy VOF Appel&Honigmann

Chaos. 2018. Austria/Syria/Lebanon/Qatar. Directed by Sara Fattahi. Courtesy of Little Magnet Films

Chinese Portrait2018. China. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. Courtesy Asian Shadows

Communion Los Angeles2018. USA. Directed by Peter Bo Rappmund, Adam R. Levine. Courtesy the filmmakers.

La extraña—Notas sobre el (auto) exilio (The Stranger: Notes on [Self] Exile). 2018. Argentina. Directed by Javier Olivera. Courtesy the filmmaker

Land Mine. Israel. 2018. Directed by Tirtza Even. Courtesy the filmmaker

Nakorn-Sawan. 2018. Thailand/Germany. Directed by Puangsoi Aksornsawang. Courtesy Purin Pictures

Samouni Road. 2018. Italy/France. Directed by Stefano Sevona. Courtesy Doc & Film International

Serendipity. 2018. USA. Directed by Prune Nourry. Courtesy Credit Léa Crespi

Take Light. 2018. Canada. Directed by Shasha Nakhai. Courtesy the filmmaker

The Next Guardian. 2017. Hungary. Directed by Arun Bhattarai, Dorottya Zurbo. Courtesy Syndicado Film Sales LLC

Teatro de guerra (Theatre of War). 2018. Argentina/Spain. Directed by Lola Arias. Courtesy Pascale Ramonda

Volver a ver (To See Again). 2018. Peru. Directed by Judith Velez Aguirre. Courtesy Quechua Films

Where the Pavement Ends. 2018. USA. Directed by Jane Gillooly. Courtesy the filmmaker

Water Makes Us Wet—An Ecosexual AdventureUSA. 2017. Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens. Courtesy the filmmakers

90 Seconds in North Korea. 2018. The Netherlands. Directed by Ranko Paukovic. Courtesy the filmmaker.

A Singular Garden. 2017. Brazil. Directed by Monica Klemz. Courtesy the filmmaker.

Failing Up. 2018. USA. Directed by Jacqueline Goss. Courtesy the filmmaker.

Hablando con Dios. 2018. Spain. Directed by Glenda Leon. Courtesy Estudio Glenda Leon.

Here There Is No Earth. 2017. USA. Directed by Martin DiCicco. Courtesy the filmmaker.

Las Breas. 2018. USA. Directed by Laura Kraning, Blue Kraning. Courtesy the filmmakers .

Morning, Noon, Night; Water, Land and Sky. 2018. USA.  Directed by Mark Street. Courtesy the filmmaker

Takehara. 2017. Peru. Directed by Jarot Mansilla. Courtesy the filmmaker

The Offering. 2018. Peru. Directed by Guille Isa, Bill Silva. Courtesy the filmmakers

WTF? 2018. USA. Directed by Emiko Omori. Courtesy the filmmaker

24 Memories Per Seconds. 2018. Portugal. Directed by Carlos Miranda. 20 min. Courtesy the filmmaker.

I Signed the Petition. 2018. Germany/Switzerland/Great Britain. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel. Courtesy Nakba FilmWorks.

Last Man Standing. 2018. Australia. Directed by Lucy Knox, W.A.M Bleakley. Courtesy the filmmakers .

Last Year When the Train Passed By. 2018. France. Directed by Pang-Chuan Huang. Courtesy the filmmaker

The Tree2017. USA. Directed by Keith Wilson. Courtesy the filmmaker