New York's Museum of Modern Art will host two documentary events in February - the 11th annual Documentary Fortnight 2012 and Oscar’s Docs, 1950–87: Creative Expression, the Museum’s collaboration with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
New York's Museum of Modern Art will host two documentary events in February - the 11th annual Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction and Oscar’s Docs, 1950–87: Creative Expression, the Museum’s collaboration with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The two-week Documentary Fortnight 2012 showcases recent documentary films that examine the relationship between contemporary art and non-fiction practices, and reflect on new areas of documentary filmmaking. This year's festival includes: an international selection of feature-length and short films, the majority of which are premieres and are presented by the filmmakers; a retrospective of Paper Tiger Television's 30 years of media activism; and a "Field Guide" to database documentary practices, an emergent form of interactive narrative and non-linear non-fiction filmmaking that employs digital and web-based media. Documentary Fortnight 2012 runs between February 16-28, 2012.
From February 1-13, MoMA will screen Oscar’s Docs - the annual collaboration between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and MoMA’s Department of Film. It surveys Oscar nominees and winners in the categories of Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short Subject. This fifth edition of Oscar’s Docs focuses on the arts and humanities. Films set to screen include the Academy Award-winning short doc Flamenco at 5:15 (1983, Canada), directed by Cynthia Scott, and He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’ (1983, USA), directed by Emile Adolino.
The 84-minute He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and a 1984 Emmy Award, and takes as its subject American ballet dancer and choreographer Jacques D’Amboise. The dancer appeared in Hollywood films, including the Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Carousel (1956).
See full list of films here.
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