Friday, 24 and Sunday, 26 May 2019 - 7pm and 5:30pm
Interval 24. Manthia Diawara
An Opera of the World
The latest edition of Intervals, a programme which screens recent film work, presents An Opera of the World by film-maker and cultural theorist Manthia Diawara (Bamako, Mali, 1953). The film melds opera and documentary genres, reflecting on the historical relationship of migration and displacement between Africa and Europe in successive refugee crises.
11 - 19 May 2019 - 19:00 h
Sarah Maldoror, Négritude Poet and Film-maker
The first retrospective on Sarah Maldoror (Gers, France, 1929) in Spain rediscovers a vital film-maker whose work remains obscure, despite her huge commitment to the decolonial movement and the struggles for social diversity from 1960 onwards.
Thursday, 25 and Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 7 pm
Interval 23. Filipa César
This latest instalment of the Intervals programme, which screens recent film work, welcomes the first feature-length film by artist and film-maker Filipa César (Porto, Portugal, 1975). Spell Reel (2017) constitutes a reflection on the political history of West Africa, made from precarious film archives of the colonial emancipation of Guinea-Bissau, giving rise to an open question raised on how to write the history of those who have been driven out of the present and the role bygone remnants can play in shaking up our contemporaneity.
Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 March 2019 - 6pm
Interval 22. Angela Ricci-Lucchi and Yervant Gianikian
I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti
I diari di Angela. Noi due cineasti (Angela’s Diaries: Two Film-makers) is a posthumous homage from Yervant Gianikian (1942) to his lifelong partner and artistic companion Angela Ricci-Lucchi (1942–2018), in a final elegy and poetic act of love following her sudden death in 2018.
Sunday, 17 March 2019 - 6pm
Prelinger Archives: Behind the American Dream
Created in 1982, the Prelinger Archives form the largest collection of international ephemeral cinema, with over 60,000 advertising, propaganda, educational, and amateur films, as well as home movies and American landscape films shot across the length and breadth of the 20th century.
15 March – 12 April 2019 - 5pm and 7pm (check programme)
Me Too. Desire and Crime
Albert Serra’s Carte Blanche
In Me Too. Desire and Crime the Museo Reina Sofía invites Albert Serra to curate, for the first time in his career, a series of screenings which run alongside his new film installation, Personalien, made for the Museo’s Fissures programme.
Saturday, 23 February and Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 5pm
Interval 21. Ana Schulz and Cristóbal Fernández
The Spy Within
This edition of Intervals, a series which screens and presents recent films, features The Spy Within, a documentary essay on friendship and betrayal during the Years of Lead in Spain and terrorism in the Basque Country. The film narrates the relationship between Juan Gutiérrez, a mediator between the Spanish State and ETA, and his closest collaborator, Roberto Flórez, who turns out to be a spy for Spain’s Secret Services. Both sessions feature a presentation and talk by Juan Gutiérrez, the writer Edurne Portela, and the film-makers.
24 and 26 January 2019 - 7pm
Interval 20. Carolina Astudillo
Ainhoa, That’s Not Me
This session inside the series Intervals, which fosters the screening and presentation of current films, focuses on Carolina Astudillo’s film Ainhoa, yo no soy esa (Ainhoa, That’s Not Me), one of the foremost documentary essays of 2018.
Thursday, 29 November and Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 7pm
Interval 19. Sophie Bruneau
Rêver sous le capitalisme
The Museo Reina Sofía’s Intervals series, which screens recent films with limited distribution, presents Sophie Bruneau’s Rêver sous le capitalisme. By way of interviews with twelve workers talking about their dreams, the film explores the way in which monotonous and repetitive work shapes the contemporary subject.
27 and 28 November 2018 - 10am and 7pm (check programme)
Six Contradictions and the End of the Present. Paul Mason
Postcapitalism. A Guide to the Present Future
Theories on the crisis of capitalism have swamped social, political and economic analyses in recent years, with all interpretations, although hugely relevant, generally lacking a proposal for the future. Paul Mason, however, has formulated a theory about the transition to an alternative and impending system — a guide to postcapitalism.
8 and 10 November 2018 - 7pm
Interval 18. Laura Poitras
Continuing with its presentation of recent films, the Intervals series will screen Risk, a documentary by Laura Poitras (1964) which explores the global surveillance network and the threat it poses to civil liberties in the 21st century. The focal point of the film is Julian Assange (1971), the founder of WikiLeaks and one of the most controversial figures of our times.
24 and 26 October 2018 - 7pm
Interval 17. Sally Gutiérrez
Ta acorda ba tu el Filipinas? [Do You Remember the Philippines?]
Intervals is a series which screens and presents recent films, illuminating the diverse and experimental state of contemporary film as an artistic medium. In this instance, the focus rests on Ta acorda ba tu el Filipinas? (Do You Remember the Philippines?), in which artist Sally Gutiérrez (Madrid, 1965) explores the traces of Spain left in the Philippines today.
4 October - 17 November 2018
Dispossessed Lives. Resilient Lives
In the first comprehensive retrospective on one of today’s pivotal directors, the Museo Reina Sofía and Filmoteca Española will screen the entirety of Wang Bing’s films and film installations, scarcely exhibited or shown due to their extreme running times. Moreover, the series features the film-maker’s first lecture in Spain, along with two premieres on Spanish soil and another international premiere.
1 and 3 September 2018 - 7pm
Interval 16. Dora García
Second Time Around
Inside the Intervals series, which screens films without commercial distribution, and coinciding with the conclusion of the solo exhibition on Dora García (18 April – 3 September), the artist’s latest film Segunda Vez (Second Time Around) will be screened in the Sabatini Auditorium. The film explores the relationship between fiction and history and the ways of approaching reality through staging; that is to say, the mechanisms of representation.