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Intimate Distances

Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Philip Warnell. UK/U.S., 2020, 61 mins. Filmed on location in Astoria, primarily on nearby Steinway Street, the latest by Phillip Warnell (Ming of Harlem) employs rooftop and ground-level surveillance techniques to track a voluble older woman (Martha Wollner) as she encounters and engages strangers in surprisingly personal conversation. The purpose of her interrogations are unclear, as is the surreptitiousness of our gaze, and yet moments of connection and sincerity emerge. Who is she looking for? What are we looking for? Evoking Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation as well as gonzo “hidden camera” hijinks, Warnell’s aggressive interventions foster something more complex and disarming than we might expect. North American 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.