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Spotlight Cinema: Identifying Features

December 1, 2021

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703

MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema returns in person this fall, and features premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. Spotlight 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.

DECEMBER 1, 7:00PM  IDENTIFYING FEATURES (2020, Mexico, 94 min | Fernanda Valadez)

film still from "Identifying Features" showing a child leaning very slightly against a brick doorway or opening with a foggy landscape behind them
Film still from Identifying Features (2020) directed by Fernanda Valadez.

To accompany the Museum’s Caja de visiones exhibit, Spotlight presents the Madison theatrical premiere of one the most accomplished and acclaimed Mexican films of recent years. At the US-Mexico border, a mother in search of her missing son encounters a young man recently deported from America. Together, they embark on an odyssey through the country’s most remote and dangerous regions. Winner of multiple awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Identifying Features “combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power” (Sight & Sound).

A program of MMoCA’s education department, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King and generously funded by an anonymous donor, maihaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.+ Add To Calendar