Free Screening
The Wardrobe Man

Friday, June 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Bassem Yousri in conversation with MoMI's Neighborhood Council, led by Jaime-Faye Bean, Independent Curator and Director of the Sunnyside Business Improvement District

Dir. Bassem Yousri. 2018, 48 mins. Digital projection. The Wardrobe Man is a work of experimental docu-fiction by artist Bassem Yousri, who finds himself in the West Jutland area, in Denmark, on a research mission about the life of the peculiar Wardrobe Man. Æ Skawmand (the Wardrobe-Man, Kristian Vandet Jørgensen) was a hermit who lived in his wardrobe by the shore of Oddesund, Denmark, from 1917 until he died in 1956. From inside Skawmand's wardrobe in Cairo, Yousri tells the story of his research to his friend Shadi. The film combines documentary footage and archival material with fictional scenes. The lines between fact and fiction are blurred. In the Wardrobe Man, Yousri attempts to grasp the relationship between geography, reality, history, and imagination. In Danish, English, and Arabic with subtitles in English and Arabic.

Free admission. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)