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The American Sector

Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With Pacho Velez and Courtney Stephens in person

Dir. Courtney Stephens, Pacho Velez. United States. 2020, 69 mins. After it was dismantled in 1989, pieces of the Berlin Wall were scattered around the world. Many sections were relocated to the United States. In this nimble nonfiction road movie, directors Courtney Stephens (Terra Femme) and Pacho Velez (Manakamana) travel to 75 locations throughout mainland America, from New York to Las Vegas, hotels to private homes, and corporate headquarters to metro stations. After establishing a formalist, objective vocabulary, the film gradually and subtly expands, capturing casual interactions, voices drifting from beyond the frame, glimpses of archival footage, all conveying a creeping, ominous sense of psychic and historical dislocation. A Grasshopper Film release.

Please note: This screening was rescheduled from December 19.

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.