Many contemporary experimental films have emerged out of a documentary paradigm, retaining elements of nonfiction storytelling while incorporating ever-expanding methods to document and reimagine the outside world and the self. This is the rich terrain The American Experiment will explore. Programmed by Emily Apter, Edo Choi, Jessica Green and Annie Horner.
Bringing together filmmakers, community organizers, activists, experts, and NYC residents to discuss and educate on the social justice issues that impact the quality of life for NYC residents, this year the showcases theme will be focused on Prison Reform.
Studio Screen is an annual Studio Museum partnership with Maysles Cinema. This collaborative film series highlights how film and contemporary art practices intersect and address the on- and off screen legacies of under-represented cultural producers.
A nonfiction film series co-programmed by Jessica Green and Edo Choi of the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Museum of the City of New York, zooms in on key moments, individuals, and communities to pose the question, “what makes New York New York?” Each program includes an introduction or conversation with filmmakers or other notable guests. All programs in series take place at the Museum of the City of New York.