When your son is an extremely disturbed boy who does the incomprehensible, what do you do? That’s exactly the dilemma that Eva (played by the incomparable Tilda Swinton) and Franklin (John C. Reilly) encounter in Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin. The psychological thriller, based on the best-selling novel, screens tonight in conjunction with MOMA’S PopRally parties and “The Contenders” series, an annual selection of the best releases from film festivals. Swinton and Sally Berger, MOMA’s assistant film curator, will talk after the film. Huggy Bear DJs the reception–because dancing always eases the trauma.
Wed., Nov. 30, 8 p.m., 2011