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Movies at the Museum:
Difret

Mar 25, 2016
7:00 pm
637 E. Hyman Ave

About the Spring Series

This season, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program presents films that complement Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities. The program draws on true stories of strong female protagonists, each of whom overcomes adversity in ordinary and extraordinary ways while challenging us to imagine a better world.

About the Film

Difret (2014)
Directed by Zeresenay Mehari
99 min
Not Rated

Based on the inspirational true story, Difret follows fourteen-year-old Hirut, who is abducted for marriage and accidentally kills her captor when fighting back. Local law demands a death sentence for Hirut, but the tough and passionate lawyer Meaza steps in to make their case for self-defense against one of Ethiopia’s oldest and most deeply rooted traditions. Difret paints a portrait of a country in a time of great transformation and the brave individuals ready to shape it.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Support for Mickalene Thomas’s residency and exhibition is provided by the Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence Fund. Additional support is provided by the AAM National Council, The Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund, and Roberta and Michael Joseph. Mickalene Thomas’s Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.