Today, Metrograph announces Inge de Leeuw as their newly appointed Director of Programming, who joins the New York-primarily based business after working as a programmer of English-language titles at International Movie Pageant Rotterdam for over a decade, exactly where she released European audiences to filmmakers like Kogonada, Terence Nance and Eliza Hitman. (Notably, the aforementioned filmmakers each individual beforehand appeared on our 25 New Faces of Impartial Movie checklist).
“Metrograph is a family members created all around movie curation—daring, inspiring, own programs that have pushed our advancement considering the fact that we opened in 2016,” explained Alexander Olch, Metrograph’s Founder, by way of a push launch. “These innumerable in-depth options accumulate into our signature cinematic encounter, which we are unbelievably enthusiastic to see Inge lead. I’m thrilled to welcome Inge to our household and see her build her team with Lydia, as they generate first, believed-provoking systems that are already inspiring our New York and increasing nationwide group.”
In her new function, she oversees the start of Metrograph Expanded—a new programming idea that will integrate aspects of Metrograph’s bodily area and its at-residence streaming service—alongside programmer Lydia Ogwang, who joined the Metrograph staff in 2022. According to the push release, this new curatorial branch will encompass:
“audiovisual artwork installations in the 7 Ludlow Road foyer to specifically crafted menus in its Commissary cafe and bar to unique SVOD options, the dynamic programming will span a number of disciplines—including visual artwork, movie, and food—in thematic alignment with movie curation.”
Metrograph Expanded will debut this Friday, March 17 with the collection Botanical Imprints, which will attribute a “plant-themed takeover” of the cinema. Distinctive screenings involve Leandro Listorti’s Herbaria (2022), Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) and the application Samples From: Encounters About Numerous Vegetation curated by Counter-Encounters, with many showings showcasing Q&As. An audiovisual installation entitled Landscape Series #1 (2013) by Vietnamese video clip artist Nguyen Trinh Thi will be mounted in the building’s lobby, and a plant-primarily based food and botanical cocktail menu will be obtainable at Metrograph’s adjoining cafe Commissary.
“I am honored to have been appointed as Director of Programming at Metrograph,” stated de Leeuw, “where I will have the possibility to focus on my passion for cinema, interdisciplinary curation, and collaborative leadership. I am fired up to function together with Lydia and the relaxation of the excellent programming team to make cinematic ordeals that problem conventions, encourage our audiences in new and remarkable means, and develop a residence for the filmmaking local community at Metrograph.”
Previously, de Leeuw curated plans and installations for Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, The Garage Museum of Present-day Artwork in Moscow, Singapore International Movie Pageant, Indie Memphis Movie Pageant, International Documentary Pageant Amsterdam, KinoForum in São Paulo and Ghetto Movie College (NY/LA/London), among the many others. She also labored with manner brans these types of as Prada and Mason Margiela, programming in-property films in web site-distinct installations that integrated operates by Kenneth Anger, agnès b., and the Quay Brothers.
“Inge has constructed an international status on the movie festival circuit as an bold, modern programmer,” extra Christian Grass, Metrograph CEO. “She has a fresh new perspective that treats film curation as a springboard for collaboration and cross-disciplinary exploration. Her function has intersected with architecture, trend, visible art, digital lifestyle, and social apply, and she has an outstanding observe document of bringing communities with each other via public applications. We’re thrilled to welcome her to New York, and to see how she styles Metrograph with her exclusive eyesight.”