Courtesy of Kino Lorber

NEW ONLINE RELEASE
EPICENTRO

August 28–September 13

MoMI is partnering with Kino Lorber to bring Epicentro directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View Epicentro from home using this link (Tickets: $12).
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Dir. Hubert Sauper. Austria/France/U.S., 2020, 108 mins. The latest film from Academy Award–nominated director Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare) offers a typically complex and frankly bracing consideration of the past, present, future, and mythology of Cuba. Sauper dials back to the sinking of the USS Maine in 1898 to pinpoint the origins of destructive geopolitics that also overlap with the origins of cinema, and thus with the origins of cinematic misinformation, as an entry into presenting his own new (and mindfully fraught) images of the people of Havana. Epicentro challenges viewers to get beyond received notions of a society ambered and isolated in time—notions that locals are more than familiar with—by following wise young people who are angling for a future. Sauper never floats a question without casting it upon himself, and never makes a picture without inviting us to scrutinize how and why it was made, making his cinema—and Epicentro especially—an invaluable, morally vital arena for reflections on the state of film, humanity, and the world. Shot and edited by the director himself, it is also a gorgeously handmade work of art. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary Competition, 2020 Sundance Film Festival. A Kino Lorber release. View trailer.

“A brilliant mixture of historical-poetic analysis and a ground-level journey among the denizens of Havana… The director’s remarkable eye for lived-in detail and for spectacular imagery will mesmerize you.” —Bilge Ebiri, Vulture