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Phases of Matter + When Two or Three

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Deniz Tortum. Turkey. 2020, 71 mins. In Turkish with English subtitles. This immersive depiction of Istanbul’s venerable Cerrahpaşa Hospital, where the filmmaker himself was born and where his father has long worked as a doctor, passes coolly through its darkened corridors from the physical spaces of morgue, operating, and observation rooms to the virtual spaces of vital-signs monitors and X-ray machines. With a formal sense of camera movement that embraces the unplanned and unexpected, Tortum crafts a vision pitched between the eerily posthuman and the urgently humanist. North American premiere

Preceded by 

When Two or Three Dir. Carmine Grimaldi. United States. 2019, 22 mins. Bagdad, Arizona: Norman and Kay are the last members of their church; nearby, men extract copper from the mountains and throw dust in the sky. They search for god in a scarred landscape. New York premiere

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors & students / $9 youth ages 3–17 / free for Museum 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.