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The Clinic

Sunday, Mar 17, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Midi Z. Taiwan/Myanmar. 2023, 87 mins. DCP. In Burmese with English subtitles. In Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, an eccentric couple, Aung Min and San San Oo, operate a neighborhood clinic, providing low-cost treatments and therapies for a range of physical and psychological maladies. They also make art: San San Oo paints, while Aung Min films. In Midi Z’s poetic vision, these seemingly unrelated practices suggest the myriad ways in which earnest citizens might minister to their ailing society. As Aung Min embarks on a risky film about his state’s ongoing oppression of the Rohingya people, The Clinic widens its frame, moving from the direct observation of a single space to the self-reflexive examination of the Burmese soul. North American 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. 

About the filmmaker:

A person wearing a large scarf covering his neck looks off-camera with a calm expressionMidi Z has made four documentaries, including Jade Miners, 14 Apples, and City of Jade, which was nominated Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Awards 2016 and won Special Mention at Yamagata 2017. The Clinic is his latest documentary.