From The AWFJ Archive: MoMA’s Sally Potter Retrospective – Jennifer Merin comments

Let’s praise Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) curator Sally Berger for putting together a remarkable and well-deserved retrospective (July 7 to 24) of the films and video of Sally Potter, the brilliant British feminist moviemaker with a genuinely unique and fascinating vision.
Potter‘s films are never easy escapes, and she’s often had mixed reviews, but as director, writer, actress, dancer, choreographer and composer, Potter is a rare entity: the complete cinematic artist. She invites you to profound emotional insights and transports you to uncharted realms of imagination and intellect. Continue reading…

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MoMA Film Names La Frances Hui as Curator – Jennifer Merin reports

moma curator la frances hui croppedThe Museum of Modern Art has named La Frances Hui as Associate Curator in the Department of Film. Specifically, Ms. Hui will serve as a strategic collaborator in driving the department’s extensive calendar of programs, exhibitions, collections, and scholarship under the leadership of Rajendra Roy, the Museum’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film. Ms. Hui joins the MoMA staff as of October 13. Read on…

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AWFJ Women On Film – Kathryn Bigelow Gets MoMA Retrospective – Jennifer Merin reports

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is honoring director Kathryn Bigelow with a mid-career retrospective of her work, up to and including The Hurt Locker (2008), for which she became the first women to win an Oscar for directing.

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AWFJ Women On Film – MoMA Honors Kathryn Bigelow – Jennifer Merin reports

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will honor Karhryn Bigelow at its third annual Film Benefit, to be held on November 10, and with a retrospective of her work to be presented in June, 2011.

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Women On Film – Global Lens Filmmaker Teresa Prata – Jenny Halper interviews

Filmmaker Teresa Prata discovered Mia Couto’s “Sleepwalking Land” on a library shelf in Berlin. Prata, just beginning her film studies, was a newcomer to Germany and to cinema.

“You could say I didn’t find the book, the book found me,” says Prata, indicating that Couto’s novel about wartime friendship was an immediate, stay-up-all-night reminder of her own childhood in civil war-torn Mozambique.

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Women On Film – Women Directors in MoMA’s 2009 Global Lens Series – Jennifer Merin comments

Conceived to encourage filmmaking in countries with developing film communities, the annual Global Lens series is a collaboration between MoMA and the Global Film Initiative (GFI), a San-Francisco based nonprofit that provides seed money to selected projects. The annual ten-film series has been screened at MoMA since 2003. The program’s mandate has no specific gender equality clause, but this year half of the films are directed by women. Bravo, Global lens!

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