To Do Wednesday: MoMA Knows Best

Judi Dench in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

We’re not finished with Oscar season just yet! The Museum of Modern Art’s “Contenders” series, which defines every one of the year’s major films as modern art, from ParaNorman (Best Animated Film?) to The Dark Knight Rises (Best Supporting Performance by a Villain’s Mask?) will be running throughout the season. We’re dropping in this Thanksgiving Eve (don’t worry about it cutting into our holiday prep time—the relatives have always believed Citarella’s sweet potatoes are our own, and they won’t find out the truth this year!) to check out The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the summer hit that, thanks to its subject matter, may just be awards-season gold. It’s all about a posse of aged British dowagers and gents who discover deepest India—and themselves. We’re filling out our Oscar pool ballot now!

Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, 7pm, tickets and information can be found at