Neither/Nor: Pirjo Honkasalo and The 3 Rooms of Melancholia

To start your fest a bit early, join us for the Neither/Nor kick-off reception on Wednesday evening (February 27) at Ragtag Cinema! Come meet and share a drink with our critic-in-residence Pamela Cohn and filmmaker Pirjo Honkasalo at 6pm. Film at 6:45pm.

The 3 Rooms of Melancholia is a 2004 Finnish documentary film written, directed and co-produced by Pirjo Honkasalo. The film documents the devastation and ruin brought on by the Second Chechen War, more specifically the toll that the war had taken on the children of Chechnya and Russia. And after the film ends, Honkasalo will be participate in a discussion with Cohn and the audience.

Admission is free, but you need a ticket. Stop by the Ragtag box office starting at 12 noon on Wednesday to get a free ticket. To secure your seat, please arrive at Ragtag fifteen minutes prior to the screening.

Check out the other films in the Neither/Nor program. Those films are ticketed but you might be able to gain free admission via the Q. See for details on the Q.

The Neither/Nor series is presented with support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Neither/Nor is True/False Film Fest's annual exploration of "chimeric" cinema, filmmaking that contains elements of fiction and nonfiction. This program is dedicated to scholarship and programming of vital movements that shift the boundaries of documentary filmmaking.