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Gasoline Rainbow

Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With directors Bill and Turner Ross in person 

Dir. Bill and Turner Ross. U.S. 2023, 110 mins. DCP. With Tony Aburto, Micah Bunch, Nichole Dukes, Nathaly Garcia, Makai Garza. On the precipice of early adulthood, five recent high-school graduates escape small-town Oregon for one last adventure together, trekking 500 miles westward for their first visit to the Pacific coast. From a busted old van to a cargo train, hitched rides to a party boat, they span the wild country and befriend a host of fellow travelers. The latest film from Bill and Turner Ross (Contemporary Color; Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets) is another joyous exploration (and detonation) of the borderlands of reality, mythology, narrative, improvisation, the discernable, and the ineffable. It’s a timeless tale that’s yet a precise record of its moment, with its five protagonists treading a classic American pathway as only they can—in the vernacular of their own time and town, and with an extraordinary sense of openness and inclusion. Few films have this much buoyancy, this much forward momentum (the Rosses’ typically delicious cinematography whizzes by, no need to gape), haunted by the knowledge that a comedown—the rest of life—awaits. Best Feature, Meeting Points Competition, 2023 Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI). New York premiere 

Tickets: $20 / $15 for MoMI members. 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. 

About the filmmakers:

A diptych images of two people, one in hat on the left, one with long hair on the right, both looking in camera posing for pictureBill Ross IV and Turner Ross are an American filmmaking team whose work has brought them renown as some of the most innovative independent filmmakers working today, with a style all their own and always evolving—pushing the art of presenting uninhibited portraits of and journeys through places, with all the complicated, humanistic, and lyrical truth that that entails. They are the recipients of numerous grants, awards and accolades and their work has been featured at museums and festivals throughout the world. In 2023, their body of work was celebrated with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. They are members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Their films include 45365 (2009), Tchoupitoulas (2012), Western (2015), Contemporary Color (2017), and Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020).