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Friday, Mar 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With director Haley Elizabeth Anderson in person

Dir. Haley Elizabeth Anderson. 2023, 115 mins. USA. With Kota Johan, Yuri Pleskun. This rapturous, dazzlingly unconventional debut by Haley Elizabeth Anderson dives deep into the life, mind, and spirit of Dakota (Johan), a twentysomething Dominican American woman finding her footing in South Brooklyn. Dakota falls fast in love with Yuri (Pleskun), an adoring Ukrainian boy in Coney Island, but their idyll is disrupted when a family sickness sends him back home—a trip that continues indefinitely when war comes to Ukraine. What follow are days, nights, weeks, and seasons of wage labor, street encounters, misbehavior and loneliness, and the constancy of change, a theme underscored by a narrative that shifts, zigs, and zags, even incorporates archival footage made by artist Nelson Sullivan documenting New York’s queer and nightlife scenes of the 1980s. Anderson’s understanding of young adulthood in the big city is intimate and wise, as is her incantation of the Brooklyn of street corners, subway stops, dive bars, grimy apartments, and the bruised beauty of Coney Island. New York 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.