New Director/New Films Fest Releases Line-Up

0222spikelee New Director/New Films Fest Releases Line UpRev your popcorn makers. The New Directors/New Films Festival line-up has been announced, with 26 films and seven shorts from 17 countries screening from March 26 to April 6. Sundance grand jury prize winner <em>Frozen River</em>, director Courtney Hunt’s rural drama, will open the 37th annual New Directors/New Films. The fest, run by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art is kind of an orphanage for the Sundance rejects. But don’t let that deter you from checking out the selections. Previous editions have helped launch the careers of Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo del Toro, Spike Lee, Sally Potter and John Sayles.

Full line-up after the jump.

Courtesy of Variety:

2008 NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS COMPLETE LINEUP

"Frozen River," Courtney Hunt (US)

"Ballast," Lance Hammer (US)

"Correction," Thanos Anastopoulos (Greece)

"Eat, for This Is My Body," Michelange Quay (Haiti/France)

"Epitaph," Jung Bum-Sik and Jung Sik (South Korea)

"Falling From Earth," Chadi Zeneddine (Lebanon/France)
SCREENING WITH
"Cinema Mundial (1958-2007)," Carles Ascensio (Spain)

"Foster Child,"Brillante Mendoza (Philippines)
SCREENING WITH
"The Wind’s Stories," Javier Beltran Ramos (Venezuela)

"La France,"Serge Bozon(France)

"Japan Japan," Lior Shamriz (Israel)
SCREENING WITH
"Camels Drink Water," Nathalie Djurberg (U.S.)

>"Jellyfish,"Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen (Israel/France)

"A Lost Man,"Danielle Arbid (Lebanon/France)

"Megane," Naoko Ogigami (Japan)

"Momma’s Man," Azazel Jacobs(US)

"Moving Midway," Godfrey Cheshire (U.S.)

"Munyurangabo,"Lee Isaac Chung (U.S./Rwanda)

"Sleep Dealer," Alex Rivera (U.S./Mexico)

"Slingshot Hip Hop," Jackie Reem Salloum (U.S.)

"Soul Carriage," Conrad Clark (China/U.K.)

"The Toe Tactic," Emily Hubley (U.S.)

"Trouble the Water," Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (U.S.)

"Valse Sentimentale," Constantina Voulgaris (Greece)

"Water Lilies,"Celine Sciamma (France)
SCREENING WITH
"Man," Myna Joseph (U.S.)

"We Went to Wonderland," Xiaolu Guo (U.K.)
SCREENING WITH
"Flotsam Jetsam," Patty Chang and David Kelley (U.S.)

"Wonderful Town," Aditya Assarat (Thailand)

"XXY,"Lucia Puenzo (Argentina/Spain/France)

"La Zona,"Rodrigo Pla (Spain/Mexico)