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SCREENING + DISCUSSION

Science on Screen presents: Jenny Perlin’s Bunker

Thursday, Mar 17 at 8:00 PM

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Conversation and Q&A with Jenny Perlin and producer A.S. Hamrah, featuring never-before-seen excerpts from the making of Bunker.

Dir. Jenny Perlin. United States. 2021, 92 mins. DCP. Set in abandoned missile silos and custom-made gilted bunkers, some of which have their own cryptocurrency, Jenny Perlin’s Bunker is a verité look at the lives of American men of all classes who self-isolate in preparation for disaster, as well as those businesses that capitalize on fear. A blend of casual attitudes and catastrophic envisionings filmed between 2018 and 2020, Bunker lets its subjects speak, and listens, sometimes gently prodding, why do you want to survive? Accompanied by an essay authored by Jenny Perlin together with cultural geographer Bradley Garrett on prepper communities and the politics of survival. Part of Science on Screen: Extinction and Otherwise.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.