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First Look: “Working on It”

Mar 11 — Mar 13, 2020

As part of the ninth edition of First Look, the Museum’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema, MoMI introduces a new initiative focusing on the creative process: “Working On It” features three days of master classes, workshops, and performances with visiting filmmakers, critics, and other professionals. Over these days, the Museum will function as a laboratory for film development and dialogue, exploring aspects of production, criticism, and distribution, bringing together festival guests, filmmakers, and the general public.

Organized by Eric Hynes, Curator of Film; Edo Choi, Assistant Curator of Film; David Schwartz, Manager of Theatrical Programming, Netflix; Becca Keating, Director of Development and curator of Persistent Visions program; and Sonia Epstein, Associate Curator of Science & Film.

Access to “Working on It” Sessions are available through day passes or All-Access passes. Options include:

$100 First Look All-Access Pass (good for all programs, including Opening Night and Working on It sessions) 

$75 First Look Student pass (good for all programs, and Working on It sessions, excludes Opening Night) 

$50 First Look “Working on It” All-Sessions Pass

$20 ($16 student) First Look “Working on It” Day passes (days 1–3 only). See individual days to purchase pass.


The BFA Film Department, School of Visual Arts, The Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism, The Harriman Institute at Columbia University, The Polish Cultural Institute New York, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Captain Lawrence Brewery, Bridge Lane Wine, The Collective Paper Factory Hotel