Curatorial projects, writing, and more by David Schwartz, former Chief Curator, Museum of the Moving Image.
Independent curator since 2019, with programs at Film Forum (NY), The REACH at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), the IFC Centre (NY), Jacob Burns Film Centre (Pleasantville, NY), the Film-Maker's Cooperative (NY), the Metrograph (NY) and more.
Host of preview film clubs at the Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington, NY) and Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck).
**Note from David Schwartz: I will be starting a new full-time programming position shortly. Announcement coming soon.**
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
A new monthly series at the Jacob Burns Film Center, hosted by David Schwartz. Screenings of classic Hollywood movies, accompanied by special guest speakers. Next film: March 29, 2020. The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3-, presented by Bruce Goldstein.
FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL
The ninth edition of First Look, the Museum of the Moving Image'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. Organized by Eric Hynes, Edo Choi, David Schwarz, Becca Keating, and Sonia Epstein. March 11-15, 2020.
JAMES BALDWIN DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
Free screenings of Raoul Peck's documentary I Am Not Your Negro and Barry Jenkins' drama If Beale Street Could Talk for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Monday, January 20, 2020.
FILMS THAT INFLUENCED KUBRICK'S 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
A series in conjunction with the exhibition about the film. Info to come. Museum of the Moving Image, starting January 17, 2020.
THE ROMANIANS: 30 YEARS OF CINEMA REVOLUTION
The largest retrospective of Romanian cinema ever presented in New York, in collaboration with Making Waves. Program info to come. At Film Forum November 15-26, 2019, Pacific Film Archive and other venues.
PENNY LANE IS HER REAL NAME
Complete retrospective of nonfiction filmmaker Penny Lane, including Hail Satan?, Our Nixon, Nuts!, The Pain of Others and more. Museum of the Moving Image, April 5-7, 2019.