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Courtesy of Kino Lorber



Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Opening night of the Imagine Science Film Festival 

Dir. Alejandro Loayza Grisi. 2022, 87 mins. DCP. In Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles. Set against the majestic backdrop of the arid Bolivian highlands, Utama shows us the resilience of an elderly Quechua couple who safeguard family traditions threatened by drought and water shortage caused by climate change. The 15th annual Imagine Science Film Festival kicks off its feature lineup at Museum of the Moving Image, one of the festival’s first homes. Alejandro Loayza Grisi’s Bolivian debut feature embraces the spirit of the Science New Wave, the theme of this year’s festival, which celebrates artistic and scientific experimentation across disciplines and cultures. Utama is a visually jaw-dropping film shot by award-winning cinematographer Barbara Alvarez (Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman) and the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. It is Bolivia’s Oscar submission for the 95th Academy Awards.

Presented in partnership with the Imagine Science Film Festival

Tickets: Tickets: $15, $11 seniors and students, $9 youth, $7 MoMI members and Imagine Science members. Order tickets. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit. 

About the Imagine Science Film Festival: The Imagine Science Film Festival is an annual science film festival in New York since 2008 that occurs across the city in diverse venues, including cinemas, universities, and museums. The 15th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival will take place from Oct 14–21, 2022 in New York City and on the associated streaming platform Labocine. The theme of this year’s festival is the SCIENCE NEW WAVE. To learn more about the Imagine Science Film Festival, visit: