Why did Noah Baumbach include a Sondheim classic in Marriage Story? How did Petra Costa access intimate moments between two Presidents of Brazil? How did the Safdie Brothers choreograph the chaos of Uncut Gems? Sometimes tales from behind the scenes are just as compelling as the films they describe. After many of the screenings in MoMA’s annual series The Contenders, which highlights major studio releases our Film curators believe will have lasting historical significance, attendees are treated to Q&As with filmmakers, actors, and more. In advance of the 92nd Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re making a selection of this year’s talks available online. Dive deeper into the stories behind your favorite films, including Parasite, Marriage Story, Uncut Gems, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Edge of Democracy, with the playlist above. Click on the "1/5" button in the corner of the video player to see all videos in the playlist.
For Your Consideration
Declaration of Independents: John Cassavetes
Listen to a former MoMA curator’s reappraisal of the legendary indie filmmaker’s work.
Feb 3, 2020
The Way I See It
John Waters on Lee Lozano
Provocateur John Waters describes the terror of Lee Lozano’s eight-foot hammer.
Nov 4, 2019