Courtesy of Square Eyes

Bottled Songs 1-4

Part of First Look 20/21
Saturday, July 31, 1:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee. Germany. 2020, 77 mins. Desktop essayists Galibert-Laîné and Lee conduct an epistolary inquiry into propaganda videos by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, at once attempting to reconstitute the lived experience of the self-proclaimed caliphate’s prisoners and recruits and deconstruct the videos’ inflammatory rhetoric within the lineage of documentary film. What for Lee prompts a film historical meditation on the production and transference of fascist logic into exchangeable symbols and tropes, for Galibert-Laîné sparks an urgent investigation into the personal stories of radicalization and self-annihilation these reified figures of cinematic speech just barely conceal. New York premiere

Please be advised this film contains scenes of violence that some viewers may find upsetting.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free for MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase, an electronic ticket will be sent via email. All seating is general admission. Please review safety protocols before your visit.