*Uncertain*. 2015. USA. Directed by Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands. Courtesy the filmmakers

Uncertain. 2015. USA. Directed by Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands. 82 min.

Uncertain, Texas (population 94), is the obscure home of the three protagonists of Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands's first feature-length documentary. Seventy-four-year-old Henry's precarious living as a fisherman is threatened by a gradual parasitic infestation of the town's lake. Hunting for sport rather than sustenance, middle-aged ex-con Wayne spends his nights waiting with a rifle, and infinite patience, to kill "Mr. Ed," a legendarily large wild boar. And 21-year-old diabetic Zach kills small-town boredom and personal angst by drinking so prodigiously his doctor warns he'll be dead by 35. Level-headed and deftly shot, Uncertain is an exemplary portrait of three generations of men processing personal and political trauma with the scarcest of resources.

  1. Monday, December 14, 2015,
    5:00 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Center, Theater 3
    The Museum of Modern Art
  2. Saturday, December 12, 2015,
    4:15 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
    The Museum of Modern Art
    Followed by a Q&A with McNicol and Sandilands