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Spotlight Cinema: I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians
December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
When a nervy young theater director is commissioned to stage a public performance about Romanian history, she subverts the project by making it about one of her country’s darkest chapters. Crowned Best Film at the prestigious Karlovy Vary Film Festival, I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians is a fiercely intelligent satire that recaptures the incisive and entertaining spirit of 1960s-era Godard. In Romanian with English subtitles.
“The unapologetic intelligence, compassion, and sublime artistry of Radu Jude works beautifully to awaken us to our better selves… an act of supreme resistance against the barbarism of our time.” – Cine-File
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.