Film - Documentary | February 19 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
After the February 16 screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).
Following the 2016 national election, Frederick Wiseman headed to Monrovia, Indiana, to document life in small-town America. With a population of just over a thousand people, Monrovia is representative of the heartland that was key to Donald Trumps election as president. Without stating so overtly, Wisemans film presents a kind of inquiry, showing us a place where Americans are mostly white, Christian, and tied to the land. Monrovia, Indiana is a time capsule of the present political moment in America as well as a lasting and beautiful film portrait of a community and a way of life.