MOMA showcases hottest Oscar contenders in screening series

The Museum of Modern Art is once again showcasing some of the hottest Oscar movies in its screening series The Contenders. This year marks the 11th annual edition of this popular event, which is open to the public and runs from November 8, 2018 through January 8, 2019. Many of the movies will include post-screening conversations with filmmakers and actors.

The series kicks off on November 8 with Steve McQueen’s “Widows.” The director and producer Iain Canning will take part in a Q&A. Among the other films to be presented by their directors are: Paul Dano‘s “Wildlife”; Marielle Heller‘s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Tamara Jenkins‘ “Private Life”; John Krasinski‘s “A Quiet Place”; Spike Lee‘s “BlacKkKlansman”; and Paul Schrader‘s “First Reformed.”

In releasing the full roster, chief curator Rajendra Roy noted, “The 2018 Contenders line-up features a cross section of the best new cinema from around the world, from the best of Hollywood (and Wakanda!) to smaller films like Lucretia Martel’s ‘Zama,’ and ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening’ from RaMell Ross.”

Tickets for the MoMA screenings go on sale two weeks prior to each screening at 9:30 a.m. at The Museum of Modern Art and online at

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