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The Zone of Interest

Saturday, Jan 6, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Jonathan Glazer. 2023, U.K./U.S./Poland, 105 mins. DCP. In German and Polish with English subtitles. With Christian Friedel, Sandra HûllerA work of immense audacity that sticks to your gut, the latest film from British director Glazer (Birth, Under the Skin) is startling film about guilt, complicity, and the true banality of evil set almost entirely in the home of a Nazi commandant (Friedel) and his wife (Hüller) during World War II. Following their domestic routine, the film at first only glimpses at the horror directly on the peripheries of their idyllic life, first indicated by the smokestacks of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp that push up against their peaceful garden wall. Glazer has made a film about the Holocaust unlike any other, using obliqueness and the abstraction of terror to speak to the ways in which we all shield our eyes from the evil going on “over there”—when not actively abetting it. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, The Zone of Interest is a film of masterful, horrifying precision that stares down the unfathomable monstrosities of the twentieth century that still reverberate from the shadows. An A24 release. 

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.