NEW YORK (March 24, 2004)—National Geographic Traveler magazine is proud to be the sole sponsor of the 12-day New Directors/New Films Festival, produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. One of the world’s premier showcases for the work of fresh and unsung international and American filmmakers, New Directors/New Films has, over the course of three decades, introduced U.S. audiences to works by numerous directors who have gone on to become major figures in world cinema. Past newcomers featured in the festival include Steven Spielberg and Spike Lee.
National Geographic Traveler will host this year’s highly anticipated Directors’ Party on Monday, March 29, at 9 p.m., at Josephina’s in New York City. All 22 aspiring new directors will be in attendance, as well as Hollywood’s elite, including Stanley Tucci and Spike Lee. National Geographic Traveler has partnered with Stoli Vodka to be the exclusive liquor sponsor of the Directors’ Party. Complimentary cocktails, including Stoli flavored vodkas, will be provided at the Stoli Martini Bar.
Screenings of all 22 films, including Jim McKay’s “Everyday People,” Xavier Giannoli’s “Eager Bodies” and E J-Yong’s “Untold Scandal,” will take place March 24 to April 4 at Alice Tully Hall, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and MoMA Film at The Gramercy Theater.
National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Published eight times a year, Traveler is available by subscription (800-NGS-LINE) and on newsstands in the United States ($4.95) and Canada ($6.95). Traveler’s Web site is at www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler; AOL Keyword: NatGeoTraveler.