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Rooftop Cinema

227 State St.
Madison, WI 53703

Bring a friend, grab a blanket or camp chairs, and prepare yourself for an evening of
independent film under the stars. Rooftop Cinema returns to the museum’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden
each Friday in August for its fifteenth season. Films begin at sundown, approximately 8 p.m.

The series takes place August 7, 14, 21, and 28. The program will follow Forward Dane guidelines for
outdoor gatherings, with limited capacity. As a protective measure, seating will be in designated areas
and chairs will not be provided; please come prepared with a blanket or camp chair. Masks are required
inside MMoCA.

Rooftop Cinema is $5 per screening/free for MMoCA members and anyone age 21 and younger.
Purchase tickets beginning July 29 on MMoCA's Rooftop Cinema webpage. Tickets must be purchased
online in advance. Screenings are cancelled if rain is likely; check MMoCA's website at mmoca.org for

Rooftop Cinema is a program of MMoCA's education department and is curated by James Kreul, with
technical support provided by Tanner Engbretsen. MMoCA's films programming is generously funded by
maiahaus and Venture Investors. LLC.

August 21: Black Mother | Khalik Allah | US | 2018 | 77 minutes

Khalik Allah’s Black Mother alternates between the sacred and the profane in a vivid survey of multiple
generations living in Jamaica. “A proclamation, a poem and a prayer punctuated by three trimesters;
Black Mother is an audio-visual love letter to Jamaica,” explains Allah, “There’s no container for this film,
it overflows with intimate portraiture and prayers that are intended to hit you in the chest more than
the head.” Featured in New Directors, New Films in 2018, and currently showcased on the Criterion Channel.