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The Future of Film Is Female, Part 3

February 11, 2021 – February 23, 2021

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art presents The Future of Film Is Female, Part 3, the third installment in a multi-year effort to champion contemporary films directed by women. Organized with the funding initiative The Future of Film Is Female, a group dedicated to amplifying the work of all women filmmakers, the series at MoMA provides an opportunity for female directors to screen and discuss recent works. The Future of Film Is Female, Part 3 runs February 11–23, 2021, on MoMA’s Virtual Cinema, available to members on moma.org.

The Future of Film Is Female, Part 3 includes 10 feature films, each paired with a short film. Opening the series is Channing Godfrey People’s Miss Juneteenth, followed by Natalie Erika James’s Relic, Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s Save Yourselves!, Minhal Baig’s Hala, Hannah Leder and Alexandra Kotcheff’s The Planters, Melina León’s Canción sin nombre (Song without a Name), Alice Wu’s The Half of It, Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow, Josephine Decker’s Shirley, and Elizabeth Lo’s Stray. This year’s short film directors include Sophy Romvari, Crystal Kayiza, Sophia Nahli Allison, Kana Hatakeyama, Nikyatu Jusu, Aïda Ruilova, Kimi Howl Lee, Laci Dent, Tiffany Frances, and Nicole Emanuele.

The program is organized by Caryn Coleman, guest curator, and co-organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Olivia Priedite, Senior Program Assistant, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

 

 

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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 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 Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, and the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation.

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Miss Juneteenth. 2020. USA. Written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples. Courtesy Vertical Entertainment

Miss Juneteenth. 2020. USA. Written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples. Courtesy Vertical Entertainment

Relic. 2020. Australia/USA. Directed by Natalie Erika James. Courtesy IFC Films

Save Yourselves! 2020. USA. Written and directed by Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson. Courtesy Bleecker Street

The Planters. 2019. USA. Written and directed by Hannah Leder, Alexandra Kotcheff. Courtesy 1091

Canción sin nombre (Song Without a Name). 2019. Peru/Spain/USA/Chile. Directed by Melina León. Courtesy Film Movement

The Half of It. 2020. USA. Written and directed by Alice Wu. Courtesy Netflix

She Dies Tomorrow. 2020. USA. Written and directed by Amy Seimetz. Courtesy NEON

Shirley. 2020. USA. Directed by Jospehine Decker. Courtesy NEON

Stray. 2020. USA. Directed by Elizabeth Lo. Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Hala. 2019. USA. Written and directed by Minhal Baig. Courtesy Apple