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Spotlight Cinema: Synonyms
November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and already appearing on Best of the Decade lists, here is an immigrant tale like no other. A young Israeli man arrives empty-handed in Paris, eager to erase his former identity. With a pocket dictionary as his constant companion, he vows to speak only French. Based on director Nadav Lapid’s personal experiences, Synonyms is an exhilarating reckoning with nationalism and personal history. In French and Hebrew with English subtitles.
“A bonafide masterpiece. Destined to go down as one of the most thrilling, infuriating, and essential movies of 2019.” – Indiewire
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.