Free screening for all Annual Members + 1. Rush tickets will be available for $10 right before show time, based on availability.
MONROVIA, INDIANA explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries. (Frederick Wiseman, 2018, U.S., English, 143 min., NR, DCP)
“A calmly analytical film in which – as ever in Wiseman’s work – extended discussions and public debates are developed with an absorbing dramatic power.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker
“Wiseman once again reveals his enduring inquisitiveness without being an inquisitor. There’s no easily discernible – or dismissible – agenda or narrative, just curiosity, observation and discovery.” — Adam Kempenaar, Filmspotting
“Wiseman’s portrait reveals emptiness that’s subtle and unforced but becomes devastating.” — Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com