Film Benefit 2010: A Tribute to Kathryn Bigelow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner at 8:00 p.m.
After Party at 9:00 p.m.

Founded in 1935 as the Film Library, the department now oversees an internationally renowned collection of more than twenty-two thousand films and four million film stills incorporating all periods and genres. Among its holdings are original negatives of the Biograph and Edison companies and the world's largest collection of D. W. Griffith's films.

Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow has made eight feature films, including Near Dark, Point Break, Strange Days, and The Hurt Locker. From her early work on The Loveless through the international acclaim of The Hurt Locker, Bigelow has successfully merged commercial appeal with her unique artistic vision to create memorable films with groundbreaking visuals and strong performances. The Museum of Modern Art is pleased to announce that Kathryn Bigelow has generously donated her paper archive to the Museum. This collection of materials documents all of her film projects, beginning with her thesis film Set-Up, and contains both process and creative documentation such as storyboards, scripts, filming schedules, location scouting reports, and casting notes. Bigelow will also be the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at MoMA in June 2011.