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Taking Venice Ddcumentary 
Directed by Emei Wallach
Discussion to Follow w/editor Rob Tinworth  
Playing Friday, June 14 at 7:30 pm
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. The Venice Biennale, the world’s most influential art exhibition, becomes a proving ground in 1964. Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends Alan Solomon, an ambitious curator making waves with trailblazing art, to organize the U.S. entry. Together with Leo Castelli, a powerful New York art dealer, they embark on a daring plan to make Robert Rauschenberg the winner of the Grand Prize. The artist is yet to be taken seriously with his combinations of junk off the street and images from pop culture, but he has the potential to dazzle. Deftly pulling off maneuvers that could have come from a Hollywood thriller, the American team leaves the international press crying foul and Rauschenberg questioning the politics of nationalism that sent him there.

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Thelma DRAMA
directed by josh margolin
Discussion to Follow 
Coming Soon 
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

When 93-year-old Thelma Post (played by June Squibb) gets duped by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson, she sets out on a treacherous quest across the city to reclaim what was taken from her. Inspired by a real-life experience of writer-director Josh Margolin’s own centenarian grandmother, Thelma puts a clever spin on movies like Mission: Impossible, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlikely action hero. Official selection: 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

Past Screenings at the Film Society of Summit

 

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