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Movies From Earth

May 06, 2022 – May 26, 2022

The Museum of Modern Art

Movies from Earth is an opportunity to contemplate our future through the lens of 20 films created amid the environmental precarity of the past five years. Navigating our fraught relationship with our only home, the filmmakers showcased here reflect on our past while imagining a future complete with pleasure, plants, cities, liberation, friends and neighbors, water, and gentleness. Though the terror of climate disaster is present in these works, they also offer ways to imagine how both humans and Earth may continue to exist, and suggest that the answer to our survival may lie with our ancestors. The series includes recent work by Cauleen Smith, Manfred Kircheimer, Truong Minh Quý, Sarah Friendland, and many more.

View complete screening schedule at moma.org/film

Organized by Brittany Shaw, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.


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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 and by Steven Tisch, 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, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.


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Quebramar (Breakwater). 2019. Brazil. Cris Lyra. 27 min. Courtesy the artist

Pilgrim. 2016. USA. Cauleen Smith. Courtesy the artist

Prototype. 2017. USA. 63 min. Directed by Blake Williams. Courtesy Grasshopper Film

Silver Femme. 2020. USA. Directed by Nico Reano. 4 min. Courtesy the artist

The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future. 2022. Chile. Directed by Francisca Alegría. Courtesy Match Factory. Photo by Inti Briones.

Tomorrow Is A Water Palace. 2022. Belgium. Directed Juanita Onzaga. Courtesy the Artist