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Friday, Mar 22 at 7:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With director Haley Elizabeth Anderson in person

NOTE: Encore screening added for March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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). 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. 

A person wearing a winter hat and scarf smiles in front of treesHaley Elizabeth Anderson is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist born in Houston, Texas. Her short, Pillars, premiered at Sundance and won Best Short Film at AFI in 2020. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, Haley is currently developing feature film, Coyote Boys, with support from SFFILM, Gotham, Tribeca, Sundance, Ucross Foundation, and Film Independent.