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MMoCA | Rooftop Cinema: The American Sector

August 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of The American Sector (Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez, USA, 2020).
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. Films begin at sundown, approximately 8 PM.
Acclaimed documentarians Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez (Manakamana, The Reagan Show) explore how the preservation and display of relics from the Cold War era can inform us about current American culture and politics. Stephens and Velez visit sections of the Berlin Wall on display in over 75 locations across the United States, ranging from the serious (Fort Benning, Georgia) to the bizarre (a casino in Las Vegas).
“An exemplary work of cinema as political action. A film that powerfully evokes the active presence of history in daily civic life—and reveals the politics that inhere in its commemoration. Yields extraordinary results through audacious methods.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
• Rooftop Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger.
• Ticket sales begin at 7:30 PM in the Museum Lobby.
• 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, with technical support provided by Tanner Engbretsen. MMoCA’s film programming is generously funded by maiahaus and Venture Investors, LLC.
Film still from The American Sector (2020) directed by Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez. Image courtesy of Grasshopper Film.


August 4, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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