This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a programmers’ preview in anticipation of the 50th-anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (tickets now on sale), taking place virtually and in theaters from April 28 to May 8.

In celebration of this year’s milestone, we’re excited to also present ND/NF@ 50, a free virtual retrospective looking back on the festival’s history, available nationwide in our Virtual Cinema from April 16 – 28. Join the programmers from Film at Lincoln Center, Florence Almozini, Dan Sullivan, Tyler Wilson, and Madeline Whittle, and the Museum of Modern Art, La Frances Hui, as they discuss their top picks from this year’s festival and retrospective, moderated by Wendy Keys.

The 2021 feature committee comprises Florence Almozini (Co-Chair, FLC), La Frances Hui (Co-Chair, MoMA), Rajendra Roy (MoMA), Josh Siegel (MoMA), Dan Sullivan (FLC), and Tyler Wilson (FLC), and the shorts were programmed by Brittany Shaw (MoMA) and Madeline Whittle (FLC).

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On April 22 at 7PM ET, join Film at Lincoln Center virtually for an exclusive New Wave discussion on Charles Burnett’s My Brother’s Wedding, which premiered at the 1984 edition of ND/NF. The talk will be led by ND/NF selection committee member and FLC assistant programmer Dan Sullivan. This rarely screened film is streaming April 16-21 as part of New Directors/New Films at 50: a free virtual retrospective. Learn more here.

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This episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast is sponsored by Amazon Studios, presenting Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Time. Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. For your consideration. Click here to learn more.

This episode is also sponsored by Kino Lorber, presenting Charlène Favier’s Slalom. Now playing in select theaters and virtual cinemas nationwide: