In the past decade, the death of international auteurist cinema has been proclaimed at regular intervals by the press and paranoid cineastes. Amid the hype and hysteria, IFC Films (a constellation of brands dedicated to the acquisition, distribution, and multi-platform presentation of these supposedly imperiled films) has thrived. Navigating a shifting theatrical landscape, tackling the new digital delivery conundrum, and helping to revitalize the art-house tradition, IFC has championed the work of truly visionary filmmakers. From highly respected directors such as Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Cuaron, Abbas Kiarostami, Steven Soderbergh, Olivier Assayas, MIchael Winterbottom, Arnaud Desplechin, Werner Herzog, and Claire Denis to brilliant newcomers like Steve McQueen, Christian Mungiu, Mia Hansen-Love, Matteo Garrone, Miranda July, and Lena Dunham, their catalog reads like a document of the best of the past decade. This series features a selection of films donated to MoMA by IFC Films, as well as premieres of new works.
Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.