The Future of Film Is Female, Part 2

Feb 14–21, 2019

Clara’s Ghost. 2018. USA. Directed by Bridey Elliott. Courtesy Orion Classics

The Future of Film Is Female returns to MoMA this winter, continuing its mission to provide wider access to recent independent films directed by women, while championing increased representation, equitable workplaces, and gender parity in the film industry. Highlights of the second season include Bridey Elliott’s family-centered debut Clara’s Ghost, Kate Novack’s debut The Gospel According to Andre, a preview screening of Nia DaCosta’s Little Woods, a special presentation from the touring punk rock TV show The Eyeslicer, and more.

Begun as a funding program for women developing short films, The Future of Film Is Female has expanded its mission, partnering with MoMA to support contemporary films directed by women early in their careers in an effort to have their voices represented and respected on equal footing with their male counterparts. This two-year, seasonal series presents narrative, documentary, and genre features preceded by short films. Each season will reflect and respond to changes in filmmaking, financing, and exhibition as the industry responds to the ongoing lack of equal representation.

Organized by Caryn Coleman, guest curator, and Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.


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