Museum of the Moving Image: Top 2015 Movie Picks
By Ilija Sekulovski
Well it's that time of the year again, a time for all critics, reviewers and movie enthusiasts to settle down and pick their top movies of 2015. Now of course we've all had favorites last year. Mad Max Fury Road, Star Wars The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, The Reverant, The Hateful Eight and many more have toped a lot of lists with Oscar worthy performances by DiCaprio, Oscar Isaac and Stallone in Creed, but there's also the movies you may not have heard of or seen.
Step in The Museum of the Moving Image. They've compiled a little list of their own which they will be showcasing starting January 1st to the 10th of their best picks for 2015.
So take a look at the list and come down for a showing of some of this years finest, picked by the museum’s chief curator, David Schwartz, and associate film curator, Eric Hynes;
– Timbuktu (Saturday, January 2, 2 pm) a Mali village is turned upside down after Jihadists impose strict interpretation of Islam, banning cigarettes, laughter, music, and even soccer.
– The Mend (Saturday, January 2, 4 pm) loose cannon Mat and long-suffering Alan muddle their way through life in New York City, dealing with love, masculinity, and women. Director John Magary will attend the screening.
– Heart of a Dog (Saturday, January 2, 7 pm) a meditation on life, loss, memory, and time by once married to Rock Star Lou Reed, performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. She uses her creativity to explore her own life and the legacies of her dog, Lolabelle, and Reed.
– Clouds of Sils Maria (Sunday, January 3, 2 pm) Maria, a famous actress, retreats to the mountains with her personal assistant to confront her personal demons after she is cast opposite a beautiful young Hollywood starlet in a movie.
– Office (Sunday, January 3, 4:30 pm) is a Chinese comedy adapted from a play about the 2008 economic crisis.
– Listen to Me Marlon (Sunday, January 3, 7 pm) A biography on legend that is Marlon Brando, culled from hundreds of hours of private, never-before-heard audio recordings, and paired with film clips and archival footage.
– The Look of Silence (Sunday, January 10, 7 pm) During the genocide in Indonesia in 1965, an optometrist bravely confronts his brother’s killers by asking powerful men to accept responsibility for their actions while he tests their eyesight. Director Joshua Oppenheimer will attend the screening.
For tickets and information please visit: movingimage.us
Where: 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: 718 777 6888