Past Film/Video

The Square

(Ruben Östlund, 2017)

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“Gobsmackingly weird and outrageous spectacle...it sets out to make your jaw drop. And it succeeds....This is high wire cinema!”—Guardian (UK)

Mark your calendars for what’s sure to be one of the year’s biggest cinematic conversation starters! Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Östlund’s follow-up to his acclaimed hit Force Majeure is a daring, sharply savage satire of the contemporary art world. A museum director’s seemingly progressive worldview is rattled by an encounter with pickpockets. Then his troubles—and the film’s absurdities—only escalate when an aggressive firm is brought in to promote his gallery’s upcoming installation, The Square, designed to highlight our collective social responsibility. With Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid's Tale) and Dominic West (The Wire). (142 mins., DCP)

Film still of an art museum with piles of dirt in an exhibit.

The Square, image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Film still of a woman and man speaking together in an art exhibit.

The Square, image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Film still of a man sitting in a chair in an art exhibit.

The Square, image courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
National Endowment for the Arts


GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

The Square