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Courtesy of Strand Releasing


The Ornithologist

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Location la: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Portugal. 2016, 117 mins. DCP. In Portuguese, Mandarin, and Latin with English Subtitles. With Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, Han Wen, Chan Suan. With the upcoming premiere of Will o’ the Wisp at the 60th New York Film Festival, now is the perfect time to revisit Rodrigues’s sensual and irreverent 2016 gem, wherein a solitary ornithologist, Fernando (Hamy), embarks on a journey seeking an elusive species of stork but is quickly swept away by raging rapids. Rescued by a pair of Chinese pilgrims, Fernando ends up plunging headlong into an eerie and dark forest in this mesmerizing, profoundly homoerotic work. A Strand release.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). 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.