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Doc Fortnight 2023

February 22, 2023 – March 06, 2023

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces the lineup for Doc Fortnight 2023, the 22nd edition of its annual showcase of adventurous new nonfiction cinema from around the world. Running from February 22 through March 7, 2023, Doc Fortnight 2023 will premiere 15 features and eight short films, with additional special programming, screening in the Museum’s Titus Theaters. Including films from over 20 countries, with many filmmakers participating in Q&As to engage with New York City audiences, the Doc Fortnight 2023 slate highlights thought-provoking perspectives on urgent political issues and untold histories, while attesting to the power of nonfiction as a mode for artistic experimentation. Many of the selected films—drawn from the best of festival programs over the last year or presented at MoMA fresh off world premieres—will be screening for the first time in North America.

Organized by Sophie Cavoulacos, Associate Curator, Department of Film, MoMA, and Julian Ross, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston. 


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Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV. 2023. USA. Directed by Amanda Kim. Photograph by Peter Moore © Northwestern University, courtesy Barbara Moore

Still Film. 2023. USA. Written and directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins. Courtesy the artist

Goshogaoka. 1997. USA/Japan. Directed by Sharon Lockhart. Courtesy of the artist, Gladstone Gallery and neugerriemschneider, Berlin

EVENTIDE. 2022. USA/Sweden. Directed by Sharon Lockhart. Courtesy of the artist, Gladstone Gallery and neugerriemschneider, Berlin

i nā kiʻi ma mua, nā kiʻi ma hope – A Screening Program from Hawaiʻi
100 Tikis. 2016. American Samoa. Directed by Dan Taulapapa McMullin. Courtesy the artist

Repetitions. 2022. Great Britain. Directed by Morgan Quaintance. Courtesy the artist

Notre Corps (Our Body). 2023. France. Directed by Claire Simon. Courtesy Films Boutique

Calls from Moscow. 2023. Cuba/Germany/Norway. Directed by Luís Alejandro Yero. Courtesy Cosmic Productions

A Long Journey Home. 2022. China. Directed by Wenqian Zhang. Courtesy Trembling Flame Films

The Eclipse. 2022. Norway. Directed by Nataša Urban. Courtesy Taskovski Films

Love Is Not an Orange. 2022. Belgium/Moldova/Netherlands/France. Directed by Otilia Babara. Courtesy Taskovski Films

La Bonga. 2023. Colombia. Directed by Sebastián Pinzón Silva, Canela Reyes. Courtesy the filmmakers

Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait. 2022. Great Britain. Directed by Luke Fowler. Courtesy the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd., Glasgow

Red Africa. 2022. Russia/Portugal. Directed by Alexander Markov. Courtesy Ukelele Films

Of Conquest. 2022. France. Directed by Franssou Prenant. Courtesy La Traverse Films

The Trial. 2022. Argentina/Italy/France/Norway. Directed by Ulises de la Orden. Courtesy the filmmaker

The Tuba Thieves. 2022. USA. Written and directed by Alison O’Daniel. Courtesy The Film Collaborative

Forms of Forgetting. 2023. Turkey. Directed by Burak Çevik. Courtesy the filmmaker

Conspiracy. USA. 2022. Directed by Simone Leigh, Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich. Courtesy the artists

Darkroom. 2022. Turkey/USA. Directed by Asli Baykal. Courtesy the filmmaker

First Team Offense. 2023. USA. Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson. ©Kevin Jerome Everson; courtesy the artist; trilobite-arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures

Hough 66. 2023. USA. Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson. ©Kevin Jerome Everson; courtesy the artist; trilobite-arts DAC; Picture Palace Pictures

Garden Pieces. 1998. Great Britain. Directed by Margaret Tait. Courtesy LUX

It is Night in America. 2022. Italy/France/Brazil. Directed by Ana Vaz. Courtesy the artist

Solmatalua. 2022. Brazil. Directed by Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade. Courtesy Gata Maior Filmes

The Time That Separates Us. 2022. Canada/Jordan/Palestine. Directed by Parastoo Anoushahpour. Courtesy the artist

We Love Life. 2022. Great Britain. Directed by Hana Vojáčková. Courtesy the filmmaker