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Screening of “The Saddest Music in the World”

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Isabella Rossellini in Saddest Music in the World

In anticipation of Guy Maddin’s visit two days later, the graduate students of CMS will be holding a screening of Maddin’s 2003 film The Saddest Music in the World.

The film, set in Depression-era Winnipeg and shot in a combination of 8mm film and Technicolor that evokes the time, centers on a competition held by the glass-legged baroness Helen Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) to devise the world’s saddest song–a complex gambit to promote her beer company as Prohibition comes to a close in the United States.

The screening will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 8th, in the third-floor atrium of the MIT Media Lab. It will run 1 hour and 40 minutes. Contact Lilia Kilburn, liliak@mit.edu, with any questions.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30 pm
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MIT Media Lab, 3rd Floor Atrium
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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