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MMoCA | Spotlight Cinema: The Macaluso Sisters

October 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Macaluso Sisters (2020, Italy, 89 min | Emma Dante) will be shown in the MMoCA Lecture Hall on October 13, 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.
This event page will be updated with a link to the full Spotlight Cinema lineup when available. Learn more about Spotlight Cinema: https://www.mmoca.org/mmoca-cinema
On the top floor of a crumbling apartment building in sunny Palermo, five orphaned sisters live with a huge flock of doves that they rent out for weddings. Their fairy-tale existence is cursed when tragedy strikes at the beach, a single moment that forever ruptures their lives. Adapting her own play, director Emma Dante makes brilliant use of a three-act structure, skipping decades between each section of the story—we next encounter the sisters in middle and old age, still in the same apartment. The huge scope requires a large cast—12 actors playing 5 roles between them—and Dante pulls it all together beautifully, crafting a moving and delicate tale of lifelong sisterhood.
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 The Macaluso (2020) directed by Emma Dante. Image courtesy of Glass Half Full Media