BARKING WATER To Have Week-Long Run At MoMA May 12-17

Sterlin Harjo's Barking Water (2009), which was a highlight of the 2009 New Directors/New Films festival organized by The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center, will have a weeklong engagement at MoMA in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters from May 12 through 17, 2010. Native American filmmaker Harjo traces the impromptu journey taken by weathered, handsome couple Frankie and Irene as they visit the stations of their fractured relationship. Though their history together has been frequently interrupted, they mean everything to each other. This wise second feature affectionately travels Oklahoma's roads, stopping now and then to reveal itself as one of the most moving-yet mature and unsentimental-love stories to have appeared in a long time. With his absorbing shooting rhythms, keen eye for landscape and drama, and two remarkable stars (Richard Ray Whitman and Casey Camp-Horinek), Harjo reinvigorates the notion of a road movie, investing the genre with profound emotion. The exhibition is organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Barking Water. 2009. USA. Directed by Sterlin Harjo. With Richard Ray Whitman and Casey Camp-Horinek. Released by Cinema Purgatorio and Lorber Films. 85 min.

Screening Schedule:
Wednesday, May 12, 6:30
Thursday, May 13, 4:30
Friday, May 14, 7:00
Saturday, May 15, 2:00
Sunday, May 16, 2:30
Monday, May 17, 4:30

For more information, visit moma.org.

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