Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. John Skoog. Sweden. 2019, 71 mins. In Polish and Swedish with English subtitles. Aron Skoog, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Billie Åstrand, Gitt Persson, Grzegorz Falkowski, Artur Krajewski, Mateusz Wieclawek. At once communal and personal, patiently observational and cinematically inventive, Ridge sees debut filmmaker John Skoog encountering and collaborating with the small southern Swedish community of his childhood. Over the course of a summer, we encounter farmers, tourists, migrant workers, young video gamers, and drunks—a mix of real-life neighbors, performers, and the director’s own family members. Skoog’s choices are uniquely his, emergent from this time and place and supported by a tone—deadpan, reserved, grayly comedic, somewhat ominous—that is also sui generis. At the same time, there is a sense of craft at play—of framing and color and movement, of contrapuntal subterranean sound—that cannot help but call to mind the very masters of the form. Winner of the 2019 CPH: DOX Grand Jury Prize. U.S. premiere
The Harvesters Dir. Derek Howard. Kenya, Canada. 2019, 6 mins. This richly sensory film renders each stage of a honey harvest by three Maasai men with hypnotic concentration. New York premiere
Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / $7 MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase (limit 4 tickets per order), an electronic ticket will be sent via email to facilitate contactless check-in; seating will be assigned upon arrival on a first-come, first-seated basis. Learn more here.