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MANIFESTO

12:30   2:40   4:50   7:10   9:20

Wednesday, May 10 - Tuesday, May 23

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DIRECTED BY JULIAN ROSEFELDT

Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters, embodying the artistic and political manifestos of Communism, Dadaism, Futurism, Minimalism, Surrealism, and other movements, in this playful, visually breathtaking feature by German artist Julian Rosefeldt. Blanchett’s dazzling, chameleon-like portrayals include: a Russian choreographer schooling her dancers on Fluxus philosophy; a TV anchorwoman delivering Sol LeWitt’s notes on Conceptual Art; and a suburban Southern mom serving turkey dinner, accompanied by a Claes Oldenburg Pop Art prayer.

GERMANY • 2016 • 95  MINS. • IN ENGLISH • FILMRISE

Reviews

“If the art world gave out Oscars, Cate Blanchett should win for her tour de force of starring roles in MANIFESTO…. Touches on the extremes of manifestoes from incendiary exhortation to laid-back parody… Toweringly ambitious. Blanchett’s characters are quickly established, fully dimensional and strikingly varied in appearance, carriage and accent. Appreciating Mr. Rosefeldt’s accomplishment requires getting beyond his impeccable production values. Everything about the films seems breathtakingly perfect - makeup and costume, set design and the agile cinematography of Christoph Krauss.”
– Roberta Smith, The New York Times, on Rosefeldt’s multi-screen installation

“It is both a confirmation of Blanchett’s sheer presence and acumen as an actor and Rosefeldt’s shrewdness and intellect as an artist. MANIFESTO is worth every minute.”
– Sydney Morning Herald

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MANIFESTO

Wednesday, May 10 - Tuesday, May 23