*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,
    4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  8. Thursday, July 26,
    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.