Chauncey -Theater 2 Fri, Oct 8 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Filmmaker Spotlight
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:94 minutes
Director:Jack C. Newell
Year Released:2020
Production Country:USA


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Join us for a Q&A with Director Jack C. Newell moderated by Rebecca Fons

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"At times grounded, at times almost hallucinogenic - and always smart and entertaining." —Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

Monuments is an Odyssey-like exploration of grief, a film about life and death, and about love and loss. Shot both in Illinois and Colorado, and everywhere in between (including Iowa!), Monuments follows Ted who, after the sudden death of his semi-estranged wife Laura, steals her ashes from her strange family and takes a cross-country journey to scatter them at the Field Museum in Chicago. Hot on his heels is Laura’s would-be, but definitely-never-was paramour Howl, and on the road Ted encounters three singing sirens, directionally challenged mechanics, and Laura, who joins him as a ghost, and a guide. Monuments is a comedy, a tragedy, briefly a musical, and ultimately a story about the memories we keep of those we love. Directed by Jack C. Newell (director of 42 Grams, presented in 2018 for Vino Vérité), with story credits by Iowan Marianne Fons and her daughter Rebecca Fons (former Programming Director of FilmScene), Monuments is a love story with midwestern roots.