Spotlight Cinema: London Road

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

A true-crime film like no other, London Road recounts a series of murders that plagued the small British town of Ipswitch—entirely in song. Every lyric in this one-of-a-kind cine-opera is taken verbatim from real-life interviews with the townsfolk, transforming a community in crisis into a spellbinding choir. The bold combination of documentary reportage with musical artifice conjures a delightful frisson, while retaining the core emotional truth of the harrowing episode that binds these neighbors. Here is an exaltation of everyday language and community that you have to see—and hear—to believe. “Enthralling and haunting… an exciting, unsettling experience blessed with imagination and compassion. Five stars”(Time Out). “Utterly gripping and very moving… a unique triumph” (The Guardian).

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