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VF 24 Experimental Winner Marie Losier is going to have a busy year

DOCUMENTARY FORTNIGHT 2012 BRINGS AN INTERNATIONAL SELECTION OF 27 FILMS TO THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN FEBRUARY

Festival Includes a Retrospective Dedicated to Paper Tiger Television, a Modern Monday Featuring a Discussion with Phil Collins, and a Special Field Guide to the Interactive Documentary
Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media/February 16-28, 2012
This exhibition is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. The selection committee consists of Sally Berger; Chi-hui Yang, independent curator; and Sam Green, documentary filmmaker.
press.moma.org/wp-content/files_mf/momafilm_docfortnight2012_pressrelease.pdf

BYUN, OBJECT TROUVE
Monday, February 27 at 4:30pm
Byun, Objet Trouvé. 2011. USA. 7 min. Directed by Marie Losier. Acclaimed mixed-media artist Chong Gon Byun uses found and discarded objects to create intricate sculptures that explore the clash between post-industrial civilization and the present consumerist culture in his surrealist oeuvre.

Grandma Lo-fi. 2011. Iceland. 62 min. Directed by Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir. New York premiere. The music career of Sigrí•ur Níelsdóttir began when she was 70 years old. Seven years later, she had produced 59 albums and a catalog of over 600 songs. Through a series of intimate interviews with Sigrí•ur her incredible lo-fi production process is revealed.
Followed by a discussion with Marie Losier, Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir.

Tuesday, February 28
Special Off-Site Screenings at Nitehawk Cinema
7:30pm Marija’s Own. 2011. Croatia. 61 min. Directed by Željka Suková. (See Monday, February 27, 1:30). Followed by a discussion with Željka Suková.
8:00pm Byun, Objet Trouvé. 2011. USA. 7 min. Directed by Marie Losier
Grandma Lo-fi. 2011. Iceland. 62 min. Directed by Orri
Followed by a discussion with Marie Losier, Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, and Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir.

Nitehawk Cinema: 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Nitehawk.com.

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