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March – June 2020
Feminist Revolt in the Museum
This programme sees the Museo Reina Sofía bring together an ensemble of initiatives that will be held over the coming months (from lectures and workshops, exhibitions and digital projects, to guided tours and presentations of the Collection), encompassing the wide-ranging forms of feminist revolt present in our day-to-day.
22 January - 16 February 2020
Images After the Implosion
The Museo Reina Sofía presents a retrospective on one of the vital artists and thinkers of our time: film-maker Jean-Luc Godard (1930). The series spotlights his twenty-first-century productions and his ventures into the potential of the digital image, where film is rewritten as a present-day art.
Thursday, 9 and Saturday, 11 January 2019 - 7pm
Interval 30. Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and Luis Deltell, and Juan Rodrigáñez
A Circumstantial Dialogue and Rights of Man
This new edition of the Intervals programme centres on two recent films which explore how to make cinema by experimenting with performance and with the role and purpose of the actor. The programme is made up of Un diálogo circunstancial (A Circumstantial Dialogue, 2019), the second film by artist Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, co-directed with film-maker and historian Luis Deltell, and Derechos del hombre (Rights of Man, 2018), a feature-length film by Juan Rodrigáñez, made in collaboration with a group of artists and performers.
Thursday, 12 and Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 7pm
Interval 29. Alexander Kluge, in collaboration with Khavn de la Cruz
Happy Lamento is the latest film by Alexander Kluge (Halberstadt, Germany, 1932), one of the great intellectuals and film-makers of our time, made in collaboration with Philippine film-maker and enfant terrible Khavn de la Cruz (Quezon City, 1972).
Monday, 2 December 2019 - 7pm
Documents 14. Ways of Doing Through the Feminist Fanzine
The Heretics, by Joan Braderman
This session inside the Documents programme is the second part to Documents 14. Ways of Doing Through the Feminist Fanzine, which explores the modes of production of the feminist fanzine after a first instalment comprising a practical workshop with artist Azucena Vieites.
Thursday, 28 November and Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 7pm and 6:30pm
Interval 28. Oliver Laxe
O que arde (Fire Will Come)
O que arde (Fire Will Come, 2019) takes centre stage in this edition of Intervals, a series devoted to screening recent film productions. The film, a story of containment and the wish for destruction based on the life of an arsonist, won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2019. Its director, Oliver Laxe, will present the first session and hold a talk after the screening.
4 November - 29 December 2019
Nothing Happens, Everything Changes
A Chantal Akerman Retrospective
Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española have come together every autumn since 2016 to organise an audiovisual programme. Following retrospectives devoted to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Dziga Vertov and Early Soviet Cinema, and Chinese film-maker Wang Bing, this series offers the most comprehensive film exhibition to date on the oeuvre of Chantal Akerman (1950–2015).
Thursday, 31 October and Saturday, 2 November 2019 - 6pm and 7pm
Interval 27. J.P. Sniadecki and Joshua Bonnetta
El mar la mar
This new edition of Intervals, a screening series centred on recent film work, presents the latest film by J.P. Sniadecki (USA, 1979), made in collaboration with Joshua Bonnetta (Canada, 1979). As a member of the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, J.P. Sniadecki melds experimental film with ethnographic research, analyses of the film medium and immersive experiences.
Friday, 4 October and Friday, 11 October 2019 - 7pm
Delphine et Carole, insoumuses
Actress Delphine Seyrig (1932–1990) and artist and film-maker Carole Roussopoulos (1945–2009) revitalised the post-1968 feminist movement in France by way of their intensive and pioneering work in video, tearing down, with joy and caustic incision in equal measure, the passive roles attached to women in the 1960s and 1970s. This documentary, with two screenings in different sessions, reconstructs their story.
Thursday, 12 and Saturday, 14 September 2019 - 7pm and 6pm
Interval 26. Rita Azevedo Gomes
The Portuguese Woman
The Intervals series, which screens recent film work, welcomes one of the most arresting and poetic feature-length films in recent years, The Portuguese Woman by Rita Azevedo Gomes (Lisbon, 1952), a director who prolongs that constant tension between experimentation and narrative film-making in her work.
Fridays and Saturdays, from 20 July to 31 August 2019 - 10pm
This year sees the Museo Reina Sofía devote its summer cinema series to ways of appropriating, resisting and imagining the city from the neighbourhood understood as a community with class identity and a shared common history. Taking this main premise as its point of departure, the programme is organised into thematic weeks, in which every Friday and Saturday different films converse.
4, 7, 11 and 14 July, 2019 - 7pm and 5pm
Filming the East Village (1980–1989)
Inside the framework of the exhibition David Wojnarowicz. History Keeps Me Awake at Night, this series presents the post-punk and trash experiences that resulted from the film collaborations of artist David Wojnarowicz with New York’s East Village art community in the 1980s.
Monday, 24 June 2019 - 6pm
Situated Voices 8
This eighth edition of Situated Voices, promoted by the Museo Situado network, an initiative in which different migrant collectives and neighbourhood associations from Madrid’s Lavapiés neighbourhood collaborate with the Museo Reina Sofía, reflects on the borders which obstruct crossings and refuge for people in the contemporary world.