The eighth edition of First Look, the Museum’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema, 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 the New York premiere of Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass, a surrealistic journey into the eastern region of Ukraine based on actual events. Loznitza, who won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for this film, will appear in person at the screening as well as for the U.S. premiere of his latest documentary, the archival-based The Trial, screening January 12.
Tickets: A full Festival pass, good for admission to all films (with the exception of invitation-only Sundance Institute work-in-progress screenings), is available for $45. Opening night is $20 (discounted for Museum members). Unless noted, all other program tickets are $15 (with discounts for seniors and students and free for Museum members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).