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When: Monday, February 9
Where: The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 St.
New York, New York  10019
United States

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The PGA East invites PGA members and a guest to...

MoMA Modern Mondays: An Evening with Barbara Moss
In conjunction with "Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund," WFPF cofounder Barbara Moss discusses the unique characteristics of the WFPF, and her own work as a filmmaker. "A Crime to Fit the Punishment" (1982), which Moss codirected with Stephen Mack, investigates the 1954 labor film "Salt of the Earth" (which is in the MoMA collection) and the attempts by Hollywood and the U.S. government to shut down its production. "Salt of the Earth" was made during the controversial days of Cold War paranoia, the McCarthy witch hunt, and the dreadful Hollywood blacklist. Following a screening of "A Crime to Fit the Punishment," Barbara Moss joins Anne Morra, Associate Curator in the Department of Film, for a discussion.

Monday, February 9 at 7:00pm
The Museum of Modern Art

Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema
The Museum of Modern Art
February 2-13

The PGA East salutes New York Women in Film & Television and The Museum of Modern Art by inviting members to join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund by attending the special exhibition, “Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema,” opening on February 2 at MoMA. 

The "Carte Blanche" series will present over 50 short and feature-length films, sourced mostly from MoMA’s vast film collection, as well as events and conversations. Carefully chosen for their significance to women’s film history and the language of cinema itself, the series will include feature-length films such as: Susan Seidelman’s "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1985), Sofia Coppola’s "The Virgin Suicides" (1999) and Bette Gordon's "Variety" (1983) while short films include "Matrimony’s Speed Limit" (1913) by Alice Guy-Blaché, the first woman director, "Illusions" (1982), directed by Julie Dash, and "Meditations on Violence" (1958), by Maya Deren.

20 free tickets will be reserved for PGA members + 1 guest at the film desk for all screenings and events part of the Carte Blanche series.
Admission is on a first come, first served basis, and members are required to show a valid PGA membership card to gain admittance. Members who arrive after the 20 tickets have been claimed may still purchase tickets to attend, per availability. Guests will not be allowed in before the member. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the event start time.

Full schedule and description here:

Screenings take place at: 
The Museum of Modern Art 
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
11 West 53rd St.

About the Women's Film Preservation Fund
Established in 1995 by New York Women in Film and Television and The Museum of Modern Art, the Women’s Film Preservation Fund is the only program in the world exclusively dedicated to the preservation of the cultural legacy of women in the film industry.

Since 1995 the WFPF has provided support for more than 100 American short and feature films. The fund’s core mission is to identify and preserve works in which the role of women was fundamental to the production; to present the preserved films in a public forum; to encourage scholarship about women in film history; and to partner with organizations demonstrating similar goals.

In celebration of WFPF’s 20th anniversary, MoMA has invited the WFPF programming committee to select films that reflect the essential role of women in the continuing development of cinema as an art form.