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Spotlight Cinema: For Sama
November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the 2019 Cannes, SXSW, and numerous other film festivals, For Sama is an essential first-person account of life in a war zone. Taking the form of a letter to her infant daughter, Syrian journalist Waad al-Kateab captures her life in Aleppo in all its contradictions—experiencing the joy of falling in love and raising a daughter while bombs explode around her young family and the hospital run by her husband. In Arabic with English subtitles.
“One of the most important films you will ever see in your life.” – Film Threat
Spotlight Cinema showcases the Madison premieres of critically-acclaimed and award-winning narrative features and documentaries from around the world. This eight-week series is held in the museum’s lecture hall on Wednesday nights throughout the fall. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum lobby; films screen at 7 pm in the lecture hall. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7 per screening for the general public.
An MMoCA program, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King. Funding for the series has been provided by maiahaus, Venture Investors, LLC, and an anonymous donor. This film series is one of two presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art each year, and follows the summer Rooftop Cinema film series.