MoMA Announces 11th Annual “The Contenders” Series with ‘Widows,’ ‘Black Panther’ and More

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Once again, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, will host a series of screenings and Q&As for films in contention for the Oscars. There are dozens of films with the potential to earn nominations, and “The Contenders” programme helps put a spotlight on some films. Today, we’ve received official word from MoMA on some of the films that will be shown at the event.

This will mark the eleventh year for the MoMA “The Contenders” series. The series will kick off with a screening of “Widows” from director Steve McQueen. McQueen will be in attendance for the Q&A, as will producer Iain Canning. Other films slated to make appearances as part of the series will be “Black Panther, Private Life,” “Free Solo,” and many more. A long list of films playing as part of the series is located below.

The Contenders 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) include:

  • “BlacKkKlansman,” with an appearance by filmmaker Spike Lee
  • “Wildlife,” with appearances by filmmaker Paul Dano, co-writer Zoe Kazan, and actress Carey Mulligan
  • “A Quiet Place,” with an appearance by filmmaker and actor John Krasinski
  • “The Death of Stalin,” with an appearance by actor Steve Buscemi
  • “Roma,” with appearances by actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira
  • “First Reformed,” with an appearance by filmmaker Paul Schrader
  • “RBG,” with an appearance by filmmakers Betsy Cohen and Julie West
  • “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” with an appearance by filmmaker Morgan Neville
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” with an appearance by producer Nicholas Ma
  • “Free Solo,” with appearances by filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • “Private Life,” with an appearance by filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
  • “The Other Side of the Wind,” with an appearance by producer Frank Marshall
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” with an appearance by filmmaker by Marielle Heller
  • Additional screenings including “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” “Sorry to Bother You,” “Monrovia, Indiana,” “Zama,” “Suspiria,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Border,” “Paddington 2,” “The Guilty,” “Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro),” “The Other Side of Everything,” “The Old Man & the Gun,” “Isle of Dogs,” and more.

What do you think of the MoMA “The Contenders” series? Are there any films not listed you would like to see included in the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

Tickets for “The Contenders” series go on-sale two weeks before each screening. The series will run from Nov. 8, 2018, to Jan. 8, 2019. Check here for dates to individual screenings and events