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MMoCA | Spotlight Cinema: Ema

October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ema (2019, Chile, 107 min | Dir. Pablo Larraín) will be shown in the MMoCA Lecture Hall on October 6, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
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. Event capacities at MMoCA have been limited to allow ample room for social distancing between guests.
Visit https://www.mmoca.org/event/spotlight-cinema-ema to learn more about the film.
This event page will be updated with a link to the full Spotlight Cinema lineup when available.
Vivid, sexy, and explosive, Pablo Larraín’s dance-film follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Jackie is “one of the year’s most electrifying movies” (Indiewire). In an incandescent breakout performance, Mariana Di Girolamo commands the screen as the titular platinum blonde dancer, pyromaniac, and mother, with Gael García Bernal portraying Ema’s partner in crime and life. When their adopted son is taken away after mimicking her parents’ wild behavior too closely, this anarchic power couple attempts to reset their lives. Between its exuberantly-staged dance sequences on the streets of Valparaíso and its scenes of intense eroticism, Ema is a cinematic firecracker. “Explodes off the screen like a Roman candle. Exhilarating, daring and deeply human… a picture of pure freedom” (Time Out).
Masks are required indoors and when interacting with Museum or restaurant staff (e.g. ordering a drink at Fresco). Masks are highly encouraged outdoors, especially when social distancing cannot be easily maintained.
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.
Film still from Ema (2019) directed by Pablo Larraín. Image courtesy of Music Box Films.


October 6, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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