TONIGHT: MoMA Monday Nights – January 12
MoMA Monday Nights
One Monday a month, MoMA stays open until 8:45 p.m. Drop in after hours for exhibitions, films, entertainment, and a cash bar—plus the first 600 ticket buyers after 5:30 p.m. will receive free admission on their next visit. Kick off your shoes in the immersive Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters), get one last look at Joan Miró’s Surrealist take on the world, or sip cocktails with friends in the Gund Lobby and discuss your resolutions for the new year.
MoMA Monday Nights
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Entry to film screenings at MoMA is included in the cost of admission. January 12 films include Trouble the Water (2007), about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This powerful documentary screens at 6:00 p.m. as part of The Contenders, an ongoing exhibition of influential, innovative films made in the last twelve months.
Trouble the Water.
2007. USA. Directed by Tia Lessin, Carl Deal.
This astonishingly powerful documentary, at once horrifying and exhilarating, won this year’s Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance. Two weeks after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, New York filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal flew to Louisiana to make a film about soldiers returning from Iraq who were now homeless. But the National Guard closed off access. Just when the filmmakers were ready to disband their crew, Kim and Scott Roberts, streetwise and indomitable, introduced themselves. Kim had bought a camcorder the day before the hurricane, and using it for the first time, she captured the devastation and its pathetic aftermath, including the selfless rescue of neighbors and the appalling failure of government. The strong center of Trouble The Water, though, are the Robertses themselves who, says Deal, “survived all the storms of their lives not because they were lucky, but because they had intelligence, guts, and the kind of hope that is based in will rather than experience.” A Zeitgeist Films release. 90 min.
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