Nitehawk loves the Museum of Modern Art’s legendary Film Department which is why we’re particularly tickled to be hosting the closing event for their Documentary Fortnight festival.

MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media:¬†Established in 2001, this annual two-week showcase of recent documentary films extends the very idea of the documentary form, examines the relationship between contemporary art and nonfiction practices, and reflects on new areas of documentary filmmaking.

We will be screening two films: Mariji’s Own (2011, Croatia) in which three cousins throw the ultimate memorial party for their grandmother who died six years earlier and Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigriour Nielsdottir (2011, Iceland) which profiles the senior lo-fi production lover’s impact on younger Icelandic artists.

Importantly, both screenings include a Q&A with the Directors and ticket prices include two complimentary drinks and hors d’ouevres courtesy of MoMA.¬†But, but, but the best part is that Grandma Lo-Fi will be doing performance in our lobby in conjunction with the event!

Nitehawk celebrates film in all its forms. Don’t miss this event. Support documentary film, cinema, Nitehawk, and MoMA this Tuesday!