EVENT, SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
The Taste of Mango
Friday, Mar 17 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
NOTE: On the March 26 encore screening, the short will not play before the feature.
The Taste of Mango
Dir. Chloe Abrahams. U.K./U.S. 2023, 75 mins. A tender and poetic love letter from daughter to mother, The Taste of Mango expresses a complexity of feeling and affinity that only cinema might approach. In intimate, candid conversations with her mother Rozana, Chloe probes territory long undiscussed. This includes a past trauma that’s strained Rozana’s relations with Chloe’s grandmother, Jean, who comes for an extended visit from Sri Lanka. During Jean’s stay, Chloe seeks more answers, reckons with some of her own hidden trauma, and may have to choose between engineering a reconciliation among three generations of iron-willed women and heeding her mother’s call to choose a new path. Abrahams’s debut feature is an enveloping, hypnotic first-person film, incorporating her own raw home movie footage in ever more complex fashion, toggling toward metaphor, dwelling suggestively on textures, and pushing close-ups further than technology or physical autonomy can bear. New York premiere
Before You Were Here
Dir. Jeff Reichert. U.S. 2023, 11 mins. Anticipating his child-to-be while on a distant journey to the Peruvian Amazon, Reichert makes a cinematic time capsule of what and how he sees, while also asking other men about their first moments of becoming a father. World premiere
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.
About the Filmmakers:
Chloe Abrahams is a Sri Lankan British artist and filmmaker based between New York and London. Using methods drawn from documentary and fiction practices, she investigates the therapeutic potential of the confessional, culminating in visceral work spanning moving images, sound, writing, and performance. In 2020 Abrahams was awarded the John Brabourne Award and has three times been shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2018, 2019, 2022). She had her first solo exhibition at OVADA (2014) and has since been selected for exhibitions worldwide, including The London Open at the Whitechapel Gallery 2022.
Jeff Reichert is an Academy Award–winning filmmaker (American Factory, 2019) and Peabody Award nominee based in Brooklyn. He directed the feature documentaries Gerrymandering (2010), Remote Area Medical (2013), This Time Next Year (2014), and the fiction-documentary hybrid Feast of the Epiphany (2018), as well as the shorts Kombit (2014), Nobody Loves Me (2017), and American Carnage (2017). His work has been awarded at the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, and Cinema Eye Honors.