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The Fight

Jul 31 — Aug 13, 2020

MoMI is partnering with Magnolia Pictures to bring The Fight directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film. 
Tickets: $12 (50% of proceeds will go to the Museum if you use this link).
The Fight
Dirs. Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres. 2020, 96 mins. Only days after the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim ban. But it was the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, waging the fight in federal court, that turned the tide, staying the executive order on grounds of unconstitutionality. In this documentary, directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster battles of an organization that protects the rights of a mother separated from her child, a soldier whose career is threatened, or a young woman whose right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official. The Fight celebrates the unsung heroes who fiercely work to defend our freedoms. A Magnolia Pictures release. View trailer.
“A gorgeous, enraging, and uplifting film.” – Chris Hayes, MSNBC