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MoMA Film Screening Schedule

Museum of Modern Art’s Film Screening Schedule. August 17, 2009 – August 24, 2009

Museum of Modern Art’s Film Screening Schedule. August 17, 2009 – August 24, 2009

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The One who flew over the coo coos nest

Monday, August 17

4:00                 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975. USA. Directed by Milos Forman. With Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher. This adaptation of Ken Kesey’s widely read antiestablishment novel stars Nicholson as a convict in a psychiatric hospital who leads his fellow inmates in defying the icy Nurse Ratched, one of the greatest villains in film history. This rallying cry against authority and conformity struck a nerve with viewers and became only the second movie to win all five major Academy Awards. 133 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

7:00                 Happy Go Lucky 2008. Great Britain. Written and directed by Mike Leigh. With Sally Hawkins. Poppy is an elementary school teacher who seems to be perpetually happy. Can anyone live like that all the time? Poppy can. The roots of her constantly contented nature run deep, but they are tested when she meets the grating, sarcastic driving instructor Scott. The film garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. 119 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

 


Wednesday, August 19


4:00                 Casino Royale 2006. USA. Directed by Martin Campbell. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. James Bond’s first mission as a spy has him pitted against Le Chiffre, international banker to terrorists, at a high-stakes poker game at Montenegro’s Casino Royale. The introduction of Craig, the sixth actor to portray Ian Fleming’s suave spy, brings an anxious and dangerous quality to this well-known movie franchise. 145 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

8:00                 Blade Runner: The Final Version 2007. USA. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harrison Ford. Based on the Philip K. Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Scott’s film follows Deckard, a “blade runner” assigned to hunt down and kill rebel replicants (human-like androids) who have returned illegally from the outer planets to the soggy and bleak Los Angeles of the future. This "final" director’s cut, supervised by Scott, retains the analog special effects created by Douglas Turnbull for the original 1982 release. 117 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Thursday, August 20

4:00                 The Raftman’s Razor 2004. USA. Directed by Keith Bearden. A strange comic book character named The Raftman is adrift at sea with nothing but his razor. 7 min.

The Birdpeople 2004. USA. Directed by Michael Gitlin. An enormously curious hybrid documentary/fiction film about birdwatchers and their habits. The film is interspersed with ornithological footage collected in the field. 61 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

7:00                 Casino Royale 2006. USA. Directed by Martin Campbell. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. James Bond’s first mission as a spy has him pitted against Le Chiffre, international banker to terrorists, at a high-stakes poker game at Montenegro’s Casino Royale. The introduction of Craig, the sixth actor to portray Ian Fleming’s suave spy, brings an anxious and dangerous quality to this well-known movie franchise. 145 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Friday, August 21

4:00                 Blade Runner: The Final Version 2007. USA. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Harrison Ford. Based on the Philip K. Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Scott’s film follows Deckard, a “blade runner” assigned to hunt down and kill rebel replicants (human-like androids) who have returned illegally from the outer planets to the soggy and bleak Los Angeles of the future. This "final" director’s cut, supervised by Scott, retains the analog special effects created by Douglas Turnbull for the original 1982 release. 117 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

7:00                 Happy Go Lucky 2008. Great Britain. Written and directed by Mike Leigh. With Sally Hawkins. Poppy is an elementary school teacher who seems to be perpetually happy. Can anyone live like that all the time? Poppy can. The roots of her constantly contented nature run deep, but they are tested when she meets the grating, sarcastic driving instructor Scott. The film garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. 119 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Saturday, August 22


1:00                 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001. USA/New Zealand. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood. In Jackson’s adaptation of the fantastic novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, a young Hobbit named Frodo is entrusted with an ancient and magical ring. But is this duty a reward or a curse? Winner of the 2002 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Original Score. 187 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

4:30                 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002. USA/New Zealand. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood. Hobbits Frodo and Sam continue their journey to destroy the ring with the mercurial Gollum as their companion. Recipient of 2003 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. 182 min

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

8:00                 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003. USA/New Zealand. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood. By the final film in the trilogy, Frodo and Sam have experienced much physical and spiritual torment, but they must make a final drive toward Mount Doom—the only place where the mystical ring can be destroyed. Winner of eleven Academy Awards, including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture statuettes. 201 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Sunday, August 23

2:00                 Chicken Run 2000. USA/Great Britain. Directed by Peter Lord, Nick Park. Screenplay by Karey Kirkpatrick, based on an original work by Lord and Park. With Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks. “In their first full-length feature, Nick Park and the distinctive Aardman claymation artists behind Wallace and Gromit conjure a perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable about group effort and Anglo-American relations among fowl of the Greatest Generation. If The Great Escape or Stalag 17 were retold with animated chickens—and the chickens had lips (and the voice talents of Mel Gibson and Imelda Staunton, among many)—well then, a great war epic might look something like this” (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly). NYFCC Best Animated Film, 2000. 85 min.

Part of the Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75 film exhibition

5:00                 Sin City 2005. USA. Directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino. With Jessica Alba, Clive Owen. Called a “Mickey Spillane fever dream” by Variety film critic Todd McCarthy, Sin City is based on Frank Miller’s gritty graphic novels about the fictional Basin City. Name the most outrageous and lurid activity, and it happens in this town. While the film’s visuals are at the cutting edge of digital technology, its episodic narrative remains true to the archetypical noir film 124 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Monday, August 24

4:00                 Sin City 2005. USA. Directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino. With Jessica Alba, Clive Owen. Called a “Mickey Spillane fever dream” by Variety film critic Todd McCarthy, Sin City is based on Frank Miller’s gritty graphic novels about the fictional Basin City. Name the most outrageous and lurid activity, and it happens in this town. While the film’s visuals are at the cutting edge of digital technology, its episodic narrative remains true to the archetypical noir film 124 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

7:00                 The Birdpeople 2004. USA. Directed by Michael Gitlin. An enormously curious hybrid documentary/fiction film about birdwatchers and their habits. The film is interspersed with ornithological footage collected in the field. 61 min.

The Raftman’s Razor 2004. USA. Directed by Keith Bearden. A strange comic book character named The Raftman is adrift at sea with nothing but his razor. 7 min.

Part of the Recent Film Acquisitions: Continuum film exhibition

Public Information:     The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

Hours:                         Films are screened Wednesday-Monday. For screening schedules, please visit www.moma.org.

Film Admission:          $10 adults; $8 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D. $6 full-time students with current I.D. (For admittance to film programs only.) The price of a film ticket may be applied toward the price of a Museum admission ticket when a film ticket stub is presented at the Lobby Information Desk within 30 days of the date on the stub (does not apply during Target Free Friday Nights, 4:00–8:00 p.m.). Admission is free for Museum members and for Museum ticketholders.


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