Phases of Matter + When Two or Three

Part of First Look 20/21 & Science on Screen
Saturday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Deniz Tortum. Turkey. 2020, 71 mins. In Turkish with English subtitles. This immersive depiction of Istanbul's venerable Cerrahpa┼ča Hospital, where the filmmaker himself was born and where his father has long worked as a doctor, passes coolly through its darkened corridors from the physical spaces of morgue, operating, and observation rooms to the virtual spaces of vital-signs monitors and X-ray machines. With a formal sense of camera movement that embraces the unplanned and unexpected, Tortum crafts a vision pitched between the eerily posthuman and the urgently humanist. North American premiere

Preceded by When Two or Three. Dir. Carmine Grimaldi. United States. 2019, 22 mins. In Bagdad, Arizona, a pastor preaches to his last remaining congregant, his wife. A portrait of solitude, eros, and ecstasy. New York premiere

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.