Looking for Oum Kulthum. 2017. Germany/Austria/Italy/Morocco. Directed by Shirin Neshat in Collaboration with Shoja Azari.  Courtesy of Razor Film

Looking for Oum Kulthum. 2017. Germany/Austria/Italy. Directed by Shirin Neshat, in collaboration with Shoja Azari. Screenplay by Azari, Ahmad Diba, Neshat. With Neda Rahmanian, Yasmin Raeis, Mehdi Moinzadeh. 90 min.

A film within a film, Shirin Neshat’s second feature film, Looking for Oum Kulthum, captures the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on a project about the life and art of the legendary female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum. Much like her subject, the filmmaker faces the struggles and sacrifices that a woman must pay if she dares to cross the lines of a conservative, male-dominated society.

The Send-Off. 2017. USA. Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan. 12 min.

Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night hoping to transcend their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.

    1. Thursday, August 2, 2018,
      4:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Wednesday, August 1, 2018,
      7:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    3. Tuesday, July 31, 2018,
      4:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    4. Monday, July 30, 2018,
      7:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    5. Sunday, July 29, 2018,
      1:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    6. Saturday, July 28, 2018,
      1:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    7. Friday, July 27, 2018,
      4:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    8. Thursday, July 26, 2018,
      7:00 p.m.

      Discussion with Shirin Neshat
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    This film accompanies The Future of Film Is Female.