This month, MoMA PS1 is teaming up with Tribeca Film Festival for two public screenings handpicked by the festival’s curators.
Kicking things off this Thursday is the Italian filmmaker Michaelangelo Frammartino’s Alberi, a looping documentary set in the vibrant green Italian forest. Frammartino—whose meditative, naturalistic Le Quattro Volte captivated viewers in 2010—delves into to themes of nature and legend by following a mythical creature who takes the shape of “alberi” (or, “trees,” in Italian).
And for those looking to venture even deeper into Queens, MoMA PS1 will host a screening of the director Sam Fleischner’s Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at its new space in Far Rockaway. That film explores a teen’s journey through the wilds of the New York City subway system and was filmed in the coastal Rockaway neighborhood that was gravely affected by superstorm Sandy last November.
“Alberi” on view in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome during museum hours, April 18 – April 27 with a special event on April 20 at 5p.m. “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” on view Saturday April 27, 7p.m. More info at momaps1.org
Photo: A still from Michaelangelo Frammartino’s “Alberi. courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.