Sunday, Jul 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Liesbeth De Ceulaer. 2021, 73 mins. DCP. In Russian and Sakha with English subtitles. In northern Siberia, two brothers are on a traditional hunt for wild reindeer, which have become scarce due to changing climate conditions. Meanwhile, an ancient species has started to resurface. When a woolly mammoth tusk emerges from the melting permafrost, a scientist hopes it will provide enough salvageable DNA to resurrect the storied beast. Award-winning filmmaker Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s Holgut explores the mythical wildlife that live, lived, and may one day live again in the Siberian tundra. A documentary-fiction hybrid, Holgut received special mention at CPH: DOX, where it made its world premiere in collaboration with Visions du Réel.
Preceded by Taxidermize Me
Dir. Marie Losier. 2021, 10 mins. In French with English subtitles. Known for her film portraits of avant-garde artists, Marie Losier (The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Cassandro, The Exotico!) now moves into Paris’s fantastic Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature) while the museum is closed to the public. In the presence of her 16mm camera, foxes, bears, bunnies, and birds, plus humans cloaked in glitter and furs, meld and reanimate one another. Living and dead meet in the present, a moment for us to consider the beautiful and the imperiled.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.