The Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art has revealed the full line-up for the 41st edition of its New Directors/New Films festival, which includes five international feature documentaries.
Running from March 21 to April 1, the festival is dedicated to discovering new works from emerging filmmakers.
The non-fiction selections include Anca Damian’s Crulic: The Path to Beyond, a 73-minute doc that uses animation techniques and dark humor to tell the story of a young Romanian’s hunger strike in a Polish jail, while Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras looks at the Palestinian town of Bil’in, a site of great unrest five years ago.
Also screening is How to Survive a Plague from David France, which documents the rise of AIDS activism, while Generation P, from Victor Ginzburg, offers a view of post-Communist Russia as marketing and democracy brought capitalism into the country.
Mads Brügger’s controversial The Ambassador, in which the satirist/filmmaker impersonates a Liberian diplomat in order to expose disturbing realities in central Africa, is also featured.
“This year’s New Directors/New Films cohort of filmmakers seems especially promising,” said Film Society of Lincoln Center program director Richard Pena. “I can’t recall an edition of the series on which I worked that had a greater variation of styles or more innovative approaches to creating deeply personal cinema.”