Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jytte Jensen / Film Society Lincoln Center


Jytte Jensen with MoMA
colleagues Larry Kardish and Rajendra Roy
at New Directors/New Films in 2011. Photo by Godlis.




















"Jytte Jensen, a champion of international cinema and a leading figure in New York's film community, passed away Monday night after a battle with cancer. A friend and colleague to many here and around the world, Jensen was Curator in the Film Department at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for more than 30 years, most recently shaping the lineup for this week's New Directors/New Films Series produced by MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA, circulated a note Tuesday morning to the museum staff about her passing: "It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write today. Our admired and beloved colleague Jytte died last night after a fierce—but relatively short—-battle with cancer. Jytte first worked at MoMA in 1982 as a Research Assistant in the Circulating Film Library at MoMA. She was officially hired in 1984 as a Curatorial Assistant, and rose to become Curator in the Department of Film and Media in 2003."

Jensen is perhaps best known to frequenters of the Film Society through her work on the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, the annual series spotlighting up-and-coming filmmakers. The 44th edition of the event is currently underway through March 29.

At MoMA, she has organized hundreds of programs, including "Premiere Brazil!," "Global Lens," "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films," a three-part Arab cinema survey called "Mapping Subjectivity," as well as "Discovering Georgian Cinema." She also curated monographic retrospectives on Bernard Bertolucci, Béla Tarr, Abbas Kiarostami, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Milos Forman, and many more."
Jytte Jensen with fellow New Directors/New Films selection
 committee members in 2013. Photo by Godlis.
Jytte Jensen with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night director Ana Lily Amirpour at New Directors/New Films in 2014. Photo by Godlis.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jytte Jensen





Dear colleagues,

Sad news is coming to us from our colleagues of MoMA, New York, with the loss of their colleague and friend, Jytte Jensen.
Best regards,

Christophe Dupin
FIAF Senior Administrator




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To My 8mm Friend






Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write today. Our admired and beloved colleague Jytte died last night after a fierce (but relatively short) battle with cancer. Jytte first worked at MoMA in 1982 as a Research Assistant in the Circulating Film Library at MoMA.  She was officially hired in 1984 as a Curatorial Assistant, and rose to become Curator in the Department of Film and Media in 2003. Throughout that time she has been a leading figure in the field, and an inspiration to many (myself very much included).  Her pioneering exhibitions and publications range from Cinema Novo in Brazil to the experimental cinema of the Arab world. There was not a corner of the globe she would not research and engage with, there was not a strong-man she wouldn't stare down or bureaucratic mess she couldn't untangle. And because of that, we have experienced the great works of Pier Paolo Pasolini in their full glory and the sweeping (matriarchal) history of Georgian Cinema to name two recent examples. My favorite show was the history of Super 8 film she did in the 1990's. You better believe we'll be showing small gauge at her memorial service (date to be announced soon).
She will be deeply missed by all of us at MoMA, especially in the Film Dept, and by countless artists, professionals, and friends around the globe.  When I spoke to her in recent weeks, we talked about the great films that inspired us to stay in this crazy business. Of the many she loved, today I'm thinking mostly about "Melancholia" by her friend and fellow Dane, Lars Von Trier.  It's on Netflix... and like Jytte, it is unforgettable.

--
Rajendra Roy
The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Marin Miller & Saki Sato Exhibition






Opening Reception
Saturday, March 21st 6-9pm

Good Work Gallery
1100 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11221

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Communication Central




Ruff Ruff Howl


Thank you Plutonians…
The Screening Was a Blast…!






Saturday, March 7, 2015