Pablo's Winter to open MoMA festival in NYC

Pablo will be smoking in the Big Apple. In a press release this week, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City announced its plans for Documentary Fortnight:

"The Museum of Modern Art announces Documentary Fortnight 2013: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, the 12th annual two-week showcase of recent documentary films examining the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices, and reflecting on new areas of documentary filmmaking, from February 15 through March 4, 2013."

Pablo's Winter will screen on the festival's opening night. This is the North American premiere for the Chico Pereira's film. According to MoMa,

"the festival opens on February 15 with two daring new approaches in filmmaking: Ilian Metev’s Sofia’s Last Ambulance (Germany/Bulgaria/Croatia, 2012), which premiered at the 51st International Critics Week at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it was the second documentary ever to compete; and Chico Pereira’s Pablo’s Winter ([Scotland/]Spain, 2012), winner of the Competition for Student Documentary at IDFA, the world's largest documentary festival."

"Sofia’s Last Ambulance follows a three-member paramedic crew in one of Bulgaria’s dwindling fleet of emergency ambulances. The camera’s focus is on the intimate emotions and reactions of a doctor, nurse, and driver—not their patients—as they respond to situations both the serious and absurd. In Pablo’s Winter, Chico Pereira explores the tragic history of an old mining town, inspired by real-life characters playing themselves."

Chico Pereira is going to attend the screening. Details will be available on our Screenings calendar after January 21. Email us if you'd like to get in touch with Chico or the producers.

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commented 2013-01-22 15:21:55 +0000
Absolutely Fabulous Chico! Hope you will be able to be there to experience the swank of an MOMA opening in NYC!
commented 2013-01-19 13:57:16 +0000
Chico Pereira, el artista moderno! ;-) Very well done!

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