The Contenders at the Hammer Museum and The Museum of Modern Art

October 28, 2014

The Hammer is thrilled to present The Museum of Modern Art's renowned exhibition of films, The Contenders. MoMA's annual end-of-the-year series offers filmgoers the opportunity to see recently released films that are bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, often accompanied by post-screening discussions with directors and actors.

Opening the series at the Hammer on December 8 is Snowpiercer (2014), directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Ed Harris. Bong Joon-ho will participate in a post-screening discussion immediately following the film.

Other highlights of The Contenders at the Hammer Museum (December 8, 2014—January 13, 2015):

Monday, December 8, 7:30pm, Snowpiercer, with in person Q&A with director Bong Joon-ho

Wednesday, December 10, 7:30pm, Mommy, with in person Q&A with director Xavier Dolan  

Tuesday, December 16, 7:30pm, Obvious Child, with in person Q&A with Jenny Slate

Thursday, December 18, 7:30pm, Nightcrawler with writer/director Dan Gilroy and actor Rene Russo

Monday, January 5, 7:30pm, The Imitation Game

Tuesday, January 6, 7:30pm, Citizenfour

Wednesday, January 7, 7:30pm, The Theory of Everything with actor Eddie Redmayne 

Thursday, January 8, 7:30pm, Boyhood, with in person Q&A with director Richard Linklater

Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, with in person Q&A with director Ana Lily Amirpour 

Additional screenings will be announced on our website and social media. Tickets for the Hammer screenings will be available on site at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office and online in the coming weeks.

This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by Tiffany & Co. and The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.