“I enjoyed and admired Angela Ismailos’ Great Directors when I saw it at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival,” I wrote on 4.8.10. “A concise and well-shot personal tribute doc about Bernardo Bertolucci, Agnes Varda, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, David Lynch, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach and John Sayles, it’s clearly an intelligent and nourishing tutorial — a Socratic inquiry about what matters and what doesn’t when it comes to making lasting films.”

Great Directors director-producer Angela Ismailos, Paladin Films chief Mark Urman at Tuesday night’s MOMA after-party. The doc opens in New York on 7.2, and in Los Angeles on 7.9.