Rooftop Cinema: Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché
- Dates: August 11, 2022
- Location: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
- Time: 8:00 PM
- Price: $7 for non-members; free for members and those 18 and younger
Bring a friend, bring a blanket or camp chairs, and enjoy the film “Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché” under the stars.
Poly Styrene was the first woman of color in England to front a successful rock band, X-Ray Specs. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, scarring her relationship with her daughter Celeste, who became the unwitting guardian of her mother’s legacy. Celeste examines her mother’s diaries and a previously unopened artistic archive to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.
Ticket sales begin at 7:30 PM in the Museum Lobby the night of the screening. Screenings relocate to the Lecture Hall if rain is predicted.