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The Contenders

November 10, 2022 – January 19, 2023

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art announces its selection of the best and boldest films of 2022 for the 15th annual edition of The Contenders, running November 10, 2022, through January 19, 2023. MoMA’s annual end-of-year series offers audiences the opportunity to catch up on the year’s most noteworthy films, with special presentations and post screening conversations with filmmakers and actors. MoMA members at the Explore category and above will have early, complimentary access to tickets for The Contenders screenings, beginning two weeks before each screening date. Open access to ticket reservations begins one week prior to each screening. Tickets can be reserved at moma.org/contenders or in person during regular Museum hours.

Opening the series at the Museum on November 10 is The Fabelmans (2022), Steven Spielberg’s extremely personal film loosely based on his childhood in post-WWII Arizona, where teenage Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle) navigates family dynamics and discovers the transformative power of filmmaking. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Michelle Williams, Judd Hirsch, Seth Rogen, and Gabriel LaBelle.

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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, and Karen and Gary Winnick.

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Argentina, 1985. 2022. Argentina/USA. Directed by Santiago Mitre. Courtesy Amazon Studios

The Banshees of Inisherin. Ireland/UK/USA. Directed by Martin McDonagh. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

The Boy From Heaven. 2022. Denmark/France/Finland/Sweden. Directed by Tarik Saleh. Courtesy Cinetic

Close. 2022. Belgium. Directed by Lukas Dhont. Courtesy A24

Everything Everywhere All At Once. 2022. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Courtesy A24

Happening. 2021. France. Directed by Audrey Diwan. Courtesy IFC Films

“Sr.” 2022. USA. Directed by Chris Smith. 89 min. Courtesy Netflix

The Fabelmans. 2022. USA. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Courtesy Merie Weismiller Wallace/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment

Top Gun: Maverick. 2022. USA. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Courtesy Paramount Pictures

All That Breathes. India/Great Britain/USA. Directed by Shaunak Sen. Courtesy Sideshow/Submarine Deluxe/HBO Documentary Films

Dead for a Dollar. 2022. Canada/USA. Directed by Walter Hill. Courtesy of Quiver Distribution

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. 2022. USA. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. Courtesy Netflix

Nope. 2022. USA. Directed by Jordan Peele. Courtesy Universal Pictures

Women Talking. 2022. USA. Directed by Sarah Polley. Courtesy Orion Releasing

EO. 2022. Poland/Italy. Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Courtesy Janus Films

Aftersun. 2022. Great Britain. Directed by Charlotte Wells. Courtesy A24

Decision to Leave. 2022. South Korea. Directed by Park Chan-wook. Courtesy MUBI

Un beau matin (One Fine Morning). 2022. France. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Saint Omer. 2022. France. Directed by Alice Diop. Courtesy SUPER

The Eternal Daughter. 2022. Great Britain/USA. Directed by Joanna Hogg. Courtesy A24

The Whale. 2022. USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Courtesy A24

White Noise. 2022. USA. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Courtesy Netflix

Corsage. 2022. Austria. Directed by Marie Kreutzer. Courtesy IFC Films

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On. 2022. USA. Directed by Dean Fleischer Camp. Courtesy A24

Montana Story. 2021. USA. Directed by Scott McGhee, David Siegel. Courtesy Bleecker Street

Retour à Séoul (Return to Seoul). 2022. Cambodia/France/Germany/South Korea/Belgium. Directed by Davy Chou. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

Jackass Forever. 2022. USA. Directed by Jeff Tremaine. Courtesy Paramount Pictures