Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ selected by Amy Sherald

  • Wed 18 July 2018
  • 6 pm

The last film in our Summer Film Series is Wes Anderson’s touching coming-of-age story ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012), selected by Amy Sherald. Set during an idyllic New England summer, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ follows the adventures of two preteen lovers, Sam and Suzy, as they try to run away together in search of existential fulfillment. Fantasy, angst, and whimsy characterize this tender homage to the trials and tribulations of growing up. Screening begins at sundown, and the rooftop opens at 6pm. Artist’s Choice Summer Film Series is a program of free evening film screenings that will take place on the rooftop of the gallery’s West 22nd Street location in June and July. With films selected by gallery artists Rita Ackermann, Phyllida Barlow, Ellen Gallagher, Amy Sherald, and Anj Smith, Summer Film Series will present a vibrant collection of cinematic works that illustrate the many ways in which the moving image provides a rich source of inspiration for­­ visual artists. Offering dramatic views of New York’s West Chelsea Arts District and the Hudson River, Hauser & Wirth’s rooftop feature works by artists from the gallery’s roster, including a special installation of Martin Creed's ‘Work No. 2198,’ selected by the artist for the space. An assortment of drinks and light snacks will be available on the roof from the Roth Bar during each of the screenings. While screenings are free, advanced booking is essential due to limited seating. The event will take place from 6 – 10 pm. Image: Moonrise Kingdom, 2012, Wes Anderson Image credit: © Focus Features