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Spotlight Cinema: The Image You Missed
November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dónal Foreman’s very personal essay film probes “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland through the work of his estranged documentarian father. Foreman re-purposes his father’s footage to explore how charged political movements and moments can shape our personal lives in unexpected ways, with ramifications for years to come.
“Exquisite and profoundly moving. How to reconcile the personal and the political, how we connect (or fail to) with images and with each other through images lie at the heart of this absolute must-see, one of the most charged and beautifully weighted essay films of recent times.” – Sight & Sound
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.