*Bait*. 2019. UK. Directed by Mark Jenkin

Bait. 2019. UK. Directed by Mark Jenkin. 99 min.

A celebration of cinema as a physical medium, this delirious whatsit from Cornish director Mark Jenkin is quite unlike any feature film you’re likely to see this year. Martin (Edward Rowe) is a cove fisherman whose brother has started using their father’s boat to shuttle tourists, soon causing latent familial tensions—not to mention antagonisms between tourists and locals—to explode in ever-surprising fashion. Shot on tactile hand-processed black-and-white 16mm and unfolding with the staccato rhythms of avant-garde cinema, Bait marks a singular achievement: an idiosyncratic work of social realism fascinatingly pitched somewhere between documentary and political melodrama. North American Premiere

  1. Saturday, March 30,
    12:45 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Friday, March 29,
    6:30 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2019.