Top 5 New Film Festivals

Dogmatic: Nicole Kidman in Dogville.Photo: Rolf Konow/Zentropa Entertainment

1. Lars Von Trier Retrospective
The American Museum of the Moving Image offers up a comprehensive lineup by the Dogme director—and sneak peeks of two upcoming projects: Dogville and The Five Obstructions.
36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, 718-784-0077
March 13 to March 28; $10

2. Film Fleadh
The sixth annual festival kicks off with John Crowley’s excellent Intermission, starring Colin Farrell.
Various locations, 212-505-5110,

3. Underground Film Festival
Drink free Pabst Blue Ribbons while watching films with titles like Cheap Ludes at Anthology Film Archives.
32 Second Ave., 212-505-5110,
March 10 to March 16; $9

4. Ken Jacobs: Illuminations and Improvisations
MoMA screens three works by the experimental-film icon, including his recently completed Star Spangled to Death and the new Local Hubble II.
MoMA Film at the Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St., 212-777-4900
March 14 to March 17; $6

5. Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
Freedom fries be damned: This year’s strong fifteen-film slate includes tributes to Nathalie Baye and Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Alain Resnais’s Not on the Lips, and the 2003 hit comedy Chouchou.
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 65 W. 65th St., 212-875-5600
March 12 to March 21; $9

Top 5 New Film Festivals