The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2023, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the New York premiere of the 2022 film Art Talent Show by directors Adéla Komrzý and Tomáš Bojar.
Dirs. Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar. Czech Republic. 2022, 102 mins. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP.
Every year the Academy of Arts (AVU) in Prague receives hundreds of applications. Art Talent Show observes every step in the arduous process for three studios, which are presided over by three different sets of professors. By taking a faculty-eye view, the film surfaces the myriad challenges old guard institutions face in evaluating, teaching, and respecting young artists steeped in hyper-contemporary values, tastes, and preoccupations. Komrzý and Bojar are granted astonishing access to teacher vs. prospective student encounters that crackle with intergenerational tension and identity culture clash, and raise perennial questions over the purpose and value of art. A dastardly funny, cringey, and revealing snapshot of the present. Recipient of the Grand Prix in the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Proxima Competition. A Film Movement Release. New York premiere
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Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.