Steve McQueen brings considerable artistic force to a transfixing tale of betrayal, revenge, and self-discovery. Oscar winner Viola Davis leads a knockout ensemble of women and men who must face the consequences of lives shackled by lies and attempt to course-correct before death claims them all. Infused with the best elements of feminist thrillers, crime-family sagas, and kick-ass action movies, Widows also brings timely new perspectives and unexpected depth to a blockbuster film. McQueen challenges us to revisit our expectations about genre, heroes and villains, and loyalty. Courtesy of Twentieth-Century Fox.
A discussion with director Steve McQueen follows the screening. Moderated by Raj Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at The Museum of Modern Art.
Widows. 2018. USA. Directed by Steve McQueen. 130 min.
MoMA Contenders 2018 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Media sponsorship is provided by The Hollywood Reporter.