Deadline’s Contenders New York Near Kickoff Showcasing 23 Awards-Season Movies

Deadline’s Contenders New York Near Kickoff Showcasing 23 Awards-Season Movies

Contenders New York

12/4/2021 5:00:00 PM

Deadline’s Contenders New York Near Kickoff Showcasing 23 Awards-Season Movies

Deadline’s Contenders Film returns to New York this morning with a hybrid in-person and livestreamed showcase at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and a lineup of 23 films spotlightin…

).As the entertainment industry looks to safely thrive beyond the pandemic, we’ve come back together, away from the confines of home where we’ve been for most of 2020, in front of the big screen to bask in the shared experiences of love, triumph, suspense, history and all that the cinema has to offer. Movie theaters, particularly those in New York and Los Angeles, had been closed down for a year, but as they reopened, and the global box office booms back, it’s a testament to the Teflon nature of movies, a medium which refuses to be overwhelmed by the likes of a pandemic.

For today’s showcase we’ve relocated from the DGA Theatre on West 57th Street in Manhattan to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, which is built on sacred cinema ground: the Kaufman Astoria Studios campus, which was originally part of Famous Players-Lasky East Coast production lot in 1920. The studio became Paramount after 1927. This is the home to hundreds of silent- and early sound-era film productions including the first Sherlock Holmes sound movie,

The Return of Sherlock Holmes(1929), the Marx Brothers movies

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