Iconoclast, provocateur, pop-priestess, showgirl, Madonna’s film roles are extensions of her self-perpetuating, highly-stylized brand: street savvy disco punk, comic book gangster’s moll, and insatiable femme fatale. She is the auteur of her singular oeuvre, both the Svengali and muse of her enigmatic persona. Her calculated, cohesive canon embodies a 20th Century Narcissus who elicits adoration and antipathy equally. Ultimately, the most captivating role she ever plays is Madonna. All titles will be paired with select Madonna music videos.

Body of Work: A Madonna Retrospective at the Metrograph in New York from August 27 to September 1