Search Museum of the Moving Image

Curators’ Choice 2022

Dec 9, 2022 — Jan 22, 2023

The Museum’s annual survey of some of our favorite films of the year returns with another rich harvest of cinema—and television—at its best. Curators’ Choice focuses on shows and films that either debuted for broadcast or premiered theatrically during the calendar year 2022. While journalists, industry insiders, market analysts, and armchair speculators endlessly debated the fate of fickle moviegoing and streaming subscriptions, these selections suggest an alternative narrative for the moving image in 2022, one defined by evolving processes and forms, the instability and anxieties over how we encounter the work perhaps freeing artists to let the work become whatever it may. It’s also a year in which numerous filmmakers told their own stories, and in so doing made some of their best work. The survey comprises festival standouts, Hollywood’s finest, awards season staples, overlooked gems, vanguard innovations in form and genre, and two of the most audacious documentaries in recent memory. Uniting them all is our desire to watch and appreciate these exemplars of the moving image on the big screen, which we’ll do every weekend from early December 2022 through mid-January 2023.  More titles soon to be added!

Organized by Curator of Film Eric Hynes and Associate Curator of Film Edo Choi.