Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:00pm
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
With her poignant short film Veslemøy’s Song, Sofia Bohdanowicz collaborated with Deragh Campbell to revive the autobiographically inspired character of Audrey Benac, introduced in Never Eat Alone and now bound for New York City to listen to a rare recording of the titular piece performed by a little-known female violinist who taught and mentored Bohdanowicz’ own grandfather. The search for inspiring women from the family past continues in MS Slavic 7, whose title derives from a collection in Houghton Library that includes correspondences between Bohdanowicz’ great-grandmother Zofia Bohdanowiczowa and poet Józef Wittlin. Resourcefully using the Film Reference Library of the Toronto International Film Festival as a stand-in for Houghton, MS Slavic 7 follows Audrey’s efforts to read closely between the lines of the letters and to understand her responsibilities as literary executor of her great-grandmother’s estate. Director will be present. This event is open to the public. Tickets: $12, available 45 minutes before show time on the lower level of the Carpenter Center. Cash or check only. For additional information, click here.