How to Survive a Plague. 2012. USA. Directed by David France

We have finalized the full lineup for the 41st edition of New Directors/New Films with a total of 29 feature films (24 narrative, five documentary) and 12 shorts, representing 28 countries in all.

This year's festival is marked by a series of firsts: the screening and celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s debut feature, Fear and Desire, (1953) breaks precedent by presenting a film nearly 20 years older than the festival itself; Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat is the first 3-D feature and the first family film to be screened at ND/NF; Two full programs of short films have been added to this year’s schedule; and Gareth Huw Evans's Indonesian martial-arts thriller The Raid is the first late-night screening of a ND/NF selection.

Another exciting new element this year is a special surprise Closing Night screening. The highly anticipated film will not be revealed to the audience until it screens at the Film Society on Sunday, April 1.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, March 11, 2012. Film Society and MoMA Members may purchase tickets starting Sunday, March 4. Visit for details.

Organized by a selection committee comprising Jytte Jensen, Curator; Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator; and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; and Marian Masone, Richard Peña, and Gavin Smith, The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

New Directors/New Films is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art and is supported by Kenneth Kuchin, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the New Wave Young Patrons of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Times, American Airlines, Stella Artois, Dream NYC, Eastman Kodak Company, and 42BELOW.

Media sponsorship provided by New York magazine.

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