Tired of all that Hollywood has to offer? From Uruguay to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Lens 2011 highlights some of the best new films from emerging filmmakers from around the world. Presented by MOMA and the Global Film Initiative, the series includes nine new feature films and a short. Today at 2, catch Aktan Arym Kubat’s Svet-Ake (The Light Thief), a film from Kyrgyzstan about a simple electrician whose ability to pirate electrical currents makes him the town’s Robin Hood. Also, today at 5 is Levan Koguashvili’s Quchis Dgeebi (Street Days), which follows a heroin addict in Georgia’s capital city and looks at the older generation left behind in the new world of the post-Soviet era.
Jan. 23-28, 2011