Screening and Conversation: Mommy

SAT, Jun 4, 2016
4–5:30 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Maggie Lee’s 2015 film Mommy explores the sudden death of the artist’s mother in 2012. Returning to the suburban New Jersey home where she grew up, Lee addresses the trauma of this loss and her own coming of age using layers of photographs, drawings, cellphone footage and animation.

This special screening is followed by a conversation between Maggie Lee and the novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison, author of The New York Times bestseller The Empathy Exams (2014) and Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of the Arts. This program is held in connection with the exhibition Mirror Cells.

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

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The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email or call (212) 671-1823 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.