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SCREENING

Charlatan

Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Agnieszka Holland. 2020, 118 mins. Poland. DCP. With Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná. Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolášek, a 20thcentury Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets. Mikolášek won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the interwar, Nazi, and Communist eras with his uncanny knack for “urinary diagnosis. But his passion for healing came from the same source as a lust for cruelty, sadism, and an incapacity for love that only one personhis assistant, František—could ever quell. As a show trial threatens to reveal these secrets, Jan’s contradictions are put under a microscope, with the fate of his only love hanging in the balance. Charlatan is a twist-filled personal story as well as a reflection on the price one can pay for single-mindedly following one’s calling.  

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.