Courtesy of Dark Star Pictures

The Antenna

October 2–18

MoMI is partnering with Dark Star Pictures to bring The Antenna directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. 

View here (tickets: $10/$8 for Museum members.)  
A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dir. Orçun Behram. Turkey, 2019, 115 mins. In Turkish with English subtitles. In a barren, nameless town in Turkey, a new satellite system promises to consolidate and centralize television broadcasts. In one crumbling apartment building, during a satellite antenna installation gone horribly wrong, a shy superintendent (Ihsan Önal) discovers an oozing, black sludge that threatens the tenants. As the situation begins to spin out of control, The Antenna becomes a chilling critique of the transmissions that regularly affect our ability to distinguish between fact and fiction, and a depiction of the way that media manipulation can affect democracy. This horror film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019 and marks the feature debut of writer-director Orçun Behram. A Dark Star Pictures Release. View trailer.

“Behram shows a strong visual flair and solid mastery of slow-building dread.” —Variety