First Look 2018
Friday, Jan 5 - Monday, Jan 15, 2018
The seventh edition of First Look, the Museum’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema, returns January 5 through 15. The Festival will include more than two dozen programs, featuring formally inventive new works that seek to redefine the art form while engaging in a wide range of subjects and styles. It opens with Toronto-based experimental filmmaker Blake Williams’s PROTOTYPE, a unique 3-D sci-fi–influenced film that immerses us in the aftermath of the devastating 1900 Galveston, Texas hurricane to fashion a haunting essay on technology, cinema, and the medium’s future. Like PROTOTYPE, many other films in First Look invent their own hybrid forms, exploding and combining genres. The full lineup features films from Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Indonesia, Lebanon, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Syria, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.