Film Society Goes Virtual: Featuring Martin Eden

The OKCMOA Film Society is proud to present an exclusive online roundtable conversation and a free, virtual screening of one of the year’s best new films, Martin Eden, exclusively for Film Society members.
All registered members will be sent a video conference link to attend the virtual roundtable, where panelists will discuss the state of new movies and theatrical exhibition in the time of COVID, and offer a detailed preview of our featured virtual film, Martin Eden. Registered members will also be emailed a proprietary code that will allow them to view Martin Eden free-of-charge, with instructions for accessing the film at home.
Dr. Lisa K. Broad, Head of Film Programming and Theatrical Operations for OKCMOA, will host the event, which will include panelists Matt Singer, Managing Editor and Film Critic for ScreenCrush; R. Emmet Sweeney, DVD/Blu-ray Producer at Kino Lorber; Dr. Matt Hauske, Film Historian and graduate of University of Chicago’s Department of Cinema and Studies; and Dr. Michael J. Anderson, OKCMOA President & CEO.

This event is free and open to Film Society members only. Pre-registration is required for all attendees.

Event Details

October 21 at 7:30 pm: Virtual roundtable conversation featuring Dr. Michael J. Anderson and special guests. 

Free passes to watch Martin Eden at home will be distributed via email.

About Martin Eden

“Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman.” -Kino Lorber
Martin Eden is directed by rapidly emerging Italian auteur Pietro Marcello (whose The Mouth of the Wolf is also available for rent through the Museum’s virtual cinema), and was awarded the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Director Pietro Marcello | 2019 | In Italian, Neapolitan and French with English subtitles | 129 minutes | NR
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