Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Directors/New Films Kick-Off Party

On Monday evening, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Friends of Film and the Junior Associates of MoMA hosted the kick-off cocktail party for New Directors/New Films at The Hudson Hotel Bar. Organizers Will McCord (FSLC) and Angela Goding (MoMA) put together a great evening with more than 300 people in attendance. DJ Captain Gino kept the boogie going strong as the delicate bubbles of Nicholas Feuillatte’s blanc des blancs tickled many a willing throat.

Members of the selection committee presented upcoming series highlights as people drank, danced, and schmoozed.

The following ND/NF filmmakers of past and present were in attendance:

From this year's ND/NF:
Christopher Zalla ~ director of "Padre Nuestro"
Craig Zobel ~ director "The Great World of Sound"
Julia Loktev ~ director "Day Night Day Night"
Luisa Williams ~ actor "Day Night Day Night"
Michael Taylor ~ editor "Day Night Day Night"
Rodrigo Moreno ~ director "El Custodio"
Alexis Dos Santos ~ director of "Glue"
Antonio Campos ~ director "The Last 15" (short)
Atsushi Ogata ~ director "Eternally Yours" (short)

From past ND/NF Festivals:
Nathaniel Kahn ~ director of "My Architect" (ND/NF03)
Ryan Fleck (director/writer) & Anna Boden (writer) of "Half Nelson" (ND/NF06)
Jehane Noujaim ~ director of "Control Room" (ND/NF04)
George LaVoo ~ writer/producer "Real Women Have Curves" (ND/NF02)
Danny Sandoval ~ actor "Man Push Cart" (ND/NF06)

From the NDNF Selection Committee:
Marian Masone (Film Society of Lincoln Center)
Larry Kardish (the Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art)

Anna Boden, co-writer, & Ryan Fleck, co-writer and director," Half Nelson" ND/NF06

Christopher Zalla, director, "Padre Nuestro", ND/NF07 with executive producer, Gloria Reuben

Alexis Dos Santos, director, "Glue" ND/NF07 & Rodrigo Moreno, director, "El Custodio" ND/NF07

George LaVoo, writer/producer "Real Women Have Curves" ND/NF02 & Michael Taylor, editor "Day Night Day Night" ND/NF07

Atsushi Ogata, director/writer, "Eternally Yours" (short)DG

Nathaniel Kahn, director, "My Architect" (ND/NF03) and Craig Zobel, director, "The Great World of Sound"

Wednesday evening New Directors/New Films opens at MoMA with "The Inner Life of Martin Frost" and "Glue."

Stay tuned for exclusive interviews and commentary!

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