Phases of Matter + When Two or Three
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 Cerrahpaşa 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 premierePreceded 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