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MMoCA Cinema | Leonor Will Never Die

February 2, 2023

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MMoCA Lecture Hall

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703

Leonor Will Never Die | Martika Ramirez Escobar | Philippines | 99 minutes 

An innovative blend of pulpy action homages, playful comedy, and touching family drama, Leonor Will Never Die is an imaginative tribute to the Filipino film industry. While revisiting an unfinished script, Leonor is struck on the head and knocked into a coma. As she lays unconscious in the hospital, fantasy and reality begin to blur when Leonor finds herself awake inside her script, becoming the hero of her own story. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Innovative Spirit at the Sundance Film Festival, and nominated for this year’s Best International Film by the Independent Spirit Awards.

MMoCA Cinema features premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. MMoCA Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 PM in the Museum lobby. Film begins at 7:00 PM.

View the entire Winter 2023 lineup on the main MMoCA Cinema page.


Ticket Information

  • MMoCA Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger.
  • Ticket sales begin at 6:30 PM in the Museum lobby.

Covid Policy for Attendees

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  • Masks are encouraged outdoors when social distancing cannot be easily maintained.
  • Event capacities at MMoCA have been limited to allow ample room for social distancing between guests.
film still showing two people sitting on stairs
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Anthony Falcon and Bong Cabrera (left to right). Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a person seen through a rifle scope
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rocky Salumbides. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing two people sitting on the floor in a dark room
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Anthony Falcon and Sheila Francisco (left to right). Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a woman in the dark, peeking from behind an object
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Sheila Francisco. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a woman in costume consisting of a top and a headband covered in flowers
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rea Molina. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing two people looking in a mirror
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rocky Salumbides and Sheila Francisco (left to right). Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a a group of 11 people, two of which are arm wrestling each other
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Jhemar Caguiran, Rodel Procioso, Rocky Salumbides (green shirt), Pacifico Gayol, Mikee Dela Cruz (left to right). Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
a woman about to light a cigarette while looking up
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Sheila Francisco. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still showing two people sitting on stairs
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Anthony Falcon and Bong Cabrera (left to right). Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a person seen through a rifle scope
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rocky Salumbides. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing two people sitting on the floor in a dark room
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Anthony Falcon and Sheila Francisco (left to right). Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a woman in the dark, peeking from behind an object
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Sheila Francisco. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a woman in costume consisting of a top and a headband covered in flowers
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rea Molina. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing two people looking in a mirror
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Rocky Salumbides and Sheila Francisco (left to right). Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
film still from Leonor Will Never Die showing a a group of 11 people, two of which are arm wrestling each other
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Jhemar Caguiran, Rodel Procioso, Rocky Salumbides (green shirt), Pacifico Gayol, Mikee Dela Cruz (left to right). Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films
a woman about to light a cigarette while looking up
Film still from Leonor Will Never Die (2022) directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar. Sheila Francisco. Photo Credit: Carlos Mauricio; Courtesy of Music Box Films