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Film poster of Earth 2 with a painting of a shirtless, bald person holding a towel to their face in front of a desk.

Rooftop Cinema: Earth II

August 24, 2023

8:20 pm – 10:00 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street Madison, Wisconsin, 53719


$7 for nonmembers • Free for MMoCA members (including the free membership tier Friends of MMoCA) and ages 18 and younger • Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Earth II | Anti-Banality Union | USA | 96 minutes

The Anti-Banality Union is a collective that re-cuts Hollywood blockbusters into new feature-length films. Earth II is a mash-up of action, disaster and science fiction films across three decades that creates a new narrative commenting on global warming and the cruel logic of American capitalism. Top box office stars appear to merge from multiple films into single characters, commenting both on Hollywood ideology and the narrow range of characters these icons have played within mainstream cinema. Earth II is the most expensive climate disaster epic to be produced for no money.

About Rooftop Cinema

Bring a friend, bring a blanket or camp chairs, and prepare yourself for an evening of independent films and videos under the stars. Rooftop Cinema returns to the museum’s rooftop sculpture garden each Friday this August for its eighteenth season. Films begin at sundown, approximately 20 minutes after sunset.

Rooftop Cinema is $7 per screening/free for MMoCA members (including the free membership tier Friends of MMoCA) and ages 18 and younger. Admission is at the lobby reception desk beginning at 7:30 PM. Screenings relocate to the Lecture Hall if rain is predicted.

Rooftop Cinema is a program of MMoCA’s education department and is curated by James Kreul. MMoCA’s film programming is generously funded by maiahaus, Venture Investors, LLC and a gift from an anonymous donor.

Learn more about Rooftop Cinema and frequently asked questions.