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Opening Night Screening: A Moment in the Reeds

*please note this film will be screened at the MFA*

We are pleased to co-present the opening night film A Moment in the Reeds (Tämä hetki kaislikossa) as part of Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival with Special Guest director Mikko Makelo.

A Moment in the Reeds is an intimate drama about the chance encounter of two men by the Finnish lakeside. Leevi, who left Finland behind to study abroad, has returned for the summer to help his father renovate the family lake house. Tareq, a Syrian asylum seeker, has also been hired to help, and when Leevi’s father returns to town on business, the two young men give in to their mutual attraction, spending a few midsummer days discovering one another. Among the first queer-themed feature films made in Finland, A Moment in the Reeds puts the long-marginalized voices of sexual and ethnic minorities at center stage in a story about the search for freedom, acceptance, and a place to call home.

Ticket purchases include a post-film party with the director in the MFA’s Taste Café with music and refreshments.

Thursday, March 29th | 7:30 | $30 purchase tickets here.

This film is presented in English and Finnish with English Subtitles.

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