The Museum of Modern Art announced the lineup of their annual Documentary Fortnight Festival which will feature three Latin American films including Tatiana Huezo's acclaimed debut feature El lugar más pequeño / The Tiniest Place (pictured) as opening film -along with Jim Hubbard's United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. The film is the account of the village of Cinquera in El Salvador, where the surviving residents restore the village and their lives after the brutal Civil War of 1980–1992. The Mexican filmmaker will be in attendance to introduce and participate in a post-screening Q&A.
MoMA will also present the US premieres of the Mexican film El Field directed by Daniel Rosas and the Polish film, Argentinian Lesson, by Wojciech Staroń. Rosas' film, shot in California's Imperial Valley and Mexico's Mexicali Valley, illustrates the contrasts between field and desert, urban and countryside, and men and machine. El Field presents cross-border relationships as a stunning, complex, and often chaotic symbiosis. Argentinian Lesson tells the story of Janek, a young Polish boy, is thrust into an unknown world when his family moves to Argentina.
These three films will be co-presented by Ambulante, the celebrated traveling documentary film festival created by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Pablo Cruz; and Cinema Tropical. Established in 2001, MoMA's annual two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and media takes place each February. This international selection of films present a wide range of creative categories that extend the idea of the documentary form, examines the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction filmmaking, and reflects on new areas of nonfiction practice.