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20 Directors to Watch

Co-chief movie critics for The New York Times Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott discuss their list of 20 great filmmakers 40 years and younger.

This is a list of 20 filmmakers to watch. Other than their relative youth — one turned 40 a few months ago, and several more will join him soon — they share little besides passion and promise. But bringing them together, and shining a light on their accomplishments and their potential, seems especially urgent as another new season of serious moviegoing gets under way. Here’s why: We are living in a time of cinematic bounty. In multiplexes and beyond, movie lovers have a greater, more dizzying variety of choices — and of screens, large and small — than at any time in history.

Read the story, and watch examples of these directors’ work HERE