Messaging the Monstrous

Creatures

Aug 28–Sep 5, 2022

MoMA

Gwoemul (The Host). 2006. South Korea. Directed by Bong Joon-ho. Courtesy of Photofest
  • MoMA, Floor T2/T1 The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center

Whether the genre’s monsters are grotesque figures of the imagination that manifest nature’s vengeance, insidiously humanoid in appearance, or the film’s supernatural love interest, the fabulous creatures of horror are rarely less than spectacular reminders that humankind is, ultimately, the endangered species.

Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, and Brittany Shaw, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Film, with Caryn Coleman, guest curator.

  • This film series is part of Horror: Messaging the Monstrous.

    Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

    Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.

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