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Queens World Film Festival 2022

Nov 3 — Nov 6, 2022

The 12th annual Queens World Film Festival, organized by Don and Katha Cato and their team of collaborators, will take place November 1–6, with screenings at Museum of the Moving Image and other venues in Queens, and from November 20–December 4 online at FilmFestivalFlix.com. This year’s festival features 157 films from 27 countries, including two from Ukraine, seven from Iran, eight from Canada, three from India, three from Asia, eleven from Spain, and films from the five boroughs of New York City.  

Learn more about the films and special events including an evening on September 2 celebrating Spirit of Queens honorees Taryn Sacramone (Queens Theatre), Sade Lythcott (National Black Theatre), Lucy Sexton (New Yorkers for Culture & Arts), and Ellen Kodadek (Flushing Town Hall). Then, on November 3, Sandra Schulberg will be honored for her work as the president of Indie Collect at a screening of 2022’s Filmmakers for the Prosecution, produced by Schulberg. 

For full details and to purchase tickets, visit queensworldfilmfestival.org. 

Below, see information on all screenings occurring at Museum of the Moving Image:

 

Thursday, November 3 

Filmmakers for the Prosecution 
With Sandra Schulberg in person
7:00 p.m. (Redstone Theater)
Dir. Jean-Christopher Klotz. USA/France, 2022, 60 mins. Filmmakers of the Prosecution is the thrilling story of how brothers Budd & Stuart Schulberg—serving under movie director John Ford in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)—tracked down the films used to convict the top Nazis after WWII, a startling example of the power of the moving image to change hearts and minds and to indelibly shape our collective memory of the Holocaust. Newly discovered footage depicts where they found secret caches, including in salt mines and haystacks. The films they compiled were presented at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, the first time in history that motion pictures were introduced as legal evidence in a trial. More info | Purchase tickets

Friday, November 4 

Moving into Identity: Eight films celebrate the dance of self-discovery  
2:15 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: Composure (Eric DePriester), Under My Skin (Liam Azogui), Wo (Jiemin Yang), Enatiodromia (Kristi Cole), Between Two Worlds (Jax Weiner), I Am Not Ok (Gabrielle Lansner), Empty Room (Grant Hao-Wei Lin), and Due North (Chantal Caron). Purchase tickets 

Highs and Lows: Five films that take you on a ride 
2:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Program includes: REBIRTH.jpeg (Elias ZX), You Left Me Alone (Lauren Fondren), The Mountain (Clare Macdonald), Yo, Diablo (Balthazar Klarwein), and We Are the Apocalypse! (Charles William Lane). Purchase tickets 

Food for Thought: Eight films with food as a metaphor for everything  
4:45 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: Pistachio Ice Cream (Amira Kopeyeva), La Maison de la Vanille (Nathaniel Slyvester)Sweet as Cream (Mary Budnitz)50 mL (Vanessa Powers)Cooking Inside: From Prison to Home (Brent Lambert-Zaffino)There’s Something Wrong with Paul (Mark Clauburg)Amadi Comes Home (Julie Asriyan, Jessica Burgess), and Lunchbox (Anne Hu). Purchase tickets 

The Two of Us: Four films that remind us what it is alllll about 
5:00 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Program includes: Me Against the World (Kali Bailey), To Be Honest (John Robert Hammerer), 1979 (Mike Taylor), and Here for Us (Brendan Patrick Ward). Purchase tickets 

It’s Not Over: Five films with final answers  
7:15 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: In Sickness & in Health (Sarah Smick), Two Wongs (Frank Harts), ELEVATE (Dylan Boom), In the Valley of the Moon (Luca Massimiliano Pizzoleo), and A Father’s Son (Patrick Chen).  Purchase tickets 

Putting up a Fight: Three films about doing what you have to do 
7:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Program includes: Life on the Edge (Daniel Nalladurai, Helena Kincaid-Nalladurai), Suite Night (Mahtab Pishghadam), and Hate Crime in Howard Beach (Stephen J Woods, Eric Notar). Purchase tickets

Saturday, November 5 

Our New York Home: Two films celebrating the glorious eccentricities of New Yorkers 
1:00 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: Escula de Corta – Last time we Play Hooky (Richard Allen), and Charm Circle (Nira Burstein). Purchase tickets 

Take the Ice 
1:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Dir. Rachel Koteen. USA, 2021, 88 mins. Take the Ice follows behind the scenes with the founder and commissioner of the first professional women’s hockey league in history and the athletes competing to win its first championship. As the commissioner struggles to keep the league afloat, the players must come together in the wake of an on-ice accident that leaves their teammate paralyzed. Take the Ice is a moving, behind the scenes look at a group of elite athletes making strides for recognition and equality within their sport, and in the process, making history. More info | Purchase tickets 

New York Voices: Six films with an eye for what makes us special 
3:30 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: Back to 1964 (music short) by the Atomik Age Project (Philip Curcuru, James Ceribello), Behind my Eyes / Detras de mis Ojos (Ivan Acosta), Praying Mantis (Lyuwei Chen), Sherpa of Queens (Kirit Singh), SNAP – ARCHIE’S STORY (George Stamos), and The Vacation (Jarreau Carrillo). Purchase tickets 

Standing Your Ground: Four films that don’t give in 
4:00 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Program includes: Georgia (Jayil Pak), The Edge of Town (Matthew Gerrish), Suelta (LOOSE) (Javier Pereira), and NORTH STAR (P.J. Palmer). Purchase tickets 

TRAP 
6:00 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Dir. Anthony Edward Curry. USA, 2021, 96 mins. Facing life in prison, a hood dreams of the violent streets that forged his identity but crushed his soul. More info | Purchase tickets 

Unreciprocated: Two films that remind us that things don’t always work out the way we think they should 
6:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Program includes: The Truth is Not Unreal (Vahid Mobasheri, Asma Darvishkhoob) and August at Twenty-Two (Sophia Castuera). Purchase tickets

Sunday, November 6 

It’s Spring 
12:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room) 
Dir. Roman Musheghyan. Armenia, 2021, 105 mins. Aram Amatuni is a retired special forces spy who has devoted his entire life to serving and protecting his country and to creating a lawful government. His son, Gnel, is a successful businessman who to this day hasn’t forgiven his father for putting the needs of his country before the needs of his own family. This conflict between father and son reaches its climax when Amatuni’s grandson, a talented violinist who has the opportunity to study in one of the best European music academies, inspired by his grandfather’s ideology goes against his own father’s wishes and enlists in the mandatory military service from which his father has freed him using all of his connections. The unexpected war further severs the father-son relationship, leading Amatuni to take a road of no return. More info | Purchase tickets 

Time Out: Six films that remind us that the clock is ticking 
12:45 p.m. (Redstone Theater) 
Program includes: Data Management (James Rogers-Gahan), The Secret Life of Astrid North (Ray Jacobs), ELI (Colin Gerrard), A Bellevue Love Story (Michael Wolfe), Artsanity (Aleksandar Kostic), and AVA (Ayoub El Jamal). Purchase tickets