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New Directors/New Films 2014The Film Society of Lincoln Center (Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY) Map it $15
A long-term cinematic affair between MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New Directors/New Films is a place for adventurous moviegoers to discover the most imaginative voices in filmmaking today. Over the course of its 43-year history, the festival has introduced audiences to directors such as Todd Solondz, Christopher Nolan and Pedro Almodóvar. This year's slate includes a tidy 27 features and 13 shorts from 29 countries. Of particular note are Gillian Robespierre’s comedy Obvious Child starring Jenny Slate; Richard Ayoade’s The Double based on Dostoevsky’s novella starring Mia Wasikowska and Jesse Eisenberg; and Benjamin Naishtat’s sociological thriller History of Fear. The 12-day fete concludes with the Sundance award-winning documentary about musician Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth.