Spotlight Cinema: Don't Call Me Son (Mae So Ha Uma)

  • 227 State St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 257-0158

A queer teenager’s life is upended when it is revealed that his working class mom stole him from a wealthy family at birth. Thrust into a well-meaning but very conservative home, Pierre dons a zebra-print mini dress and pushes back. As in her excellent 2015 film The Second Mother, writer/director Anna Muylaert punctures the entitlement and hypocrisy of the Brazilian bourgeoisie, while still retaining a central compassion for her individual characters. Among Don’t Call Me Son’s greatest pleasures is Dani Nefussi’s bravura dual performance as both of Pierre’s mothers, each portrayal completely distinct and believable. Winner of the Teddy Award for best LGBT film at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema features Madison premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. Spotlight Cinema is held on Wednesday evenings throughout the fall. Visit for the complete schedule and program information. Admission is free for MMoCA members and $7.00 per screening for the general public. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s lobby.

  • Times: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: Free for MMoCA members, $7.00 for non-members