Island of the Hungry Ghosts

NEW RELEASE
Island of the Hungry Ghosts

March 8–17
Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling by the millions from the jungle towards the ocean, motivated by the cycles of the moon for hundreds of thousands of years. This seemingly idyllic paradise is also home to asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security detention center hidden in the island’s core, where trauma therapist Poh Lin Lee attempts to support them in a situation that is as unbearable as its outcome is uncertain. As Poh Lin and her family explore the island’s beautiful yet threatening landscape, the local islanders carry out their “hungry ghost” rituals for the spirits of those who died on the island without a burial, and remain lost and wandering throughout the jungle. Visually ravishing and emotionally gripping, Gabrielle Brady's debut feature mines the terrain between raw observation and collaborative performance, resulting in an utterly unique artistic exploration of a singular place. Winner Best Documentary, 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. View trailer.

Please note: The 4:00 p.m. screening on Sunday, March 17 is free for Members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above. All other New Release screenings are discounted for Members ($7 / Free for Silver Screen members and above).
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Friday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Saturday, March 9, 3:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Saturday, March 9, 5:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
New Release
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Saturday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Sunday, March 10, 3:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
New Release
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Sunday, March 10, 5:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
New Release
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Sunday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Wednesday, March 13, 3:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Thursday, March 14, 3:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Friday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Saturday, March 16, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Saturday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
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Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Sunday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
New Release
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Sunday, March 17, 4:00 p.m. Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room