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New Directors/New Films Announces 2013 Lineup, From 'A Hijacking' to 'Upstream Color'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 22, 2013 at 2:22PM

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the full lineup for their 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, running March 20 – 31 in New York. The festival focuses on emerging filmmakers, and will include 19 narrative features, six docs and 17 shorts from some 24 countries.
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Upstream Color
'Upstream Color'

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have finalized the full lineup for their 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, running March 20 – 31 in New York. The festival focuses on emerging filmmakers, and will include 19 narrative features, six docs and 17 shorts from some 24 countries.

Alexandre Moors’ debut "Blue Caprice," which premiered at Sundance, will open the festival; it stars Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond. The festival will then close with Penny Lane's doc "Our Nixon," edited from hundreds of roles of Super 8 film that was shot by the president's aides during his time in office. Other highlights slated for the festival include Sundance premiere title "Upstream Color" from Shane Carruth, Rachid Djaidani's Cannes-winner "Rengaine," Toronto -screened films  from Sarah Polley ("Stories We Tell"), Bulgarian director Emil Christov ("The Color of the Chameleon") and Tobias Lindholm (Danish "A Hijacking"), and Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing," which played Telluride and Berlin.

MoMA's Rajendra Roy states, “The filmmakers we welcome into the New Directors family this year are remarkably engaged with issues of our time, and the history that got us here…this year's lineup feels particularly relevant to contemporary life.”

The full lineup is listed at Indiewire.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.