PopRally is a series of events at MoMA and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with the Museum. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of engaging with modern and contemporary art.
Join PopRally as we celebrate The Contenders 2011 with a special screening of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller. After the screening, Tilda Swinton participates in a conversation with Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, MoMA Department of Film. A reception follows, featuring a DJ set by Huggy Bear.
Ramsay’s gripping psychological thriller, based on the best-selling novel, explores the factious relationship between a parent and her child. Swinton, in a tour-de-force performance, plays Eva, a woman contending with the increasing malevolence of her 15-year-old son, Kevin (Miller). Ramsay's film combines moral ambiguity with a compelling narrative that builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax.
For the annual Contenders series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that we believe will stand the test of time.
Screening begins promptly at 8:00 p.m., with reception following.
Admission includes film screening, post-film conversation, and cocktail reception.
PopRally is supported in part by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art.
Special thanks to Sud de France Wines. Beer for this event has been provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2011
Tickets ($14 in advance, $16 at the door) are available online. You must be 21 or older to attend this event.
Please Note: This event is part of the PopRally program and regular Film ticketing policies do not apply. There will be no additional tickets released for this special screening.