"SEE IT BIG!" 70MM Series @ Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
July 19–August 27, 2017
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Written by: From the movingimage.us press release
of the Moving Image will present its popular summer series See It Big! 70mm,
featuring nine classic and contemporary films that will be projected in 70mm
in the Museum’s majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater, July 19 through August
27. The series opens on Wednesday, July 19, with a preview screening of
"Dunkirk", Christopher Nolan’s
eagerly awaited epic action thriller featuring an ensemble cast which
includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn
Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, and Harry Styles, courtesy of Warner Bros. The
series continues in August with the perennial favorite Stanley Kubrick’s
"2OO1: A Space Odyssey",
a film that partly inspired the architectural design of the Museum’s
Redstone Theater; followed by a new print of Lawrence of Arabia; Jim Henson
and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal; Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Interstellar;
Patton, featuring the iconic performance by George C. Scott; and the cult
music film Pink Floyd: The Wall.
Of special note are two very rare Soviet films by Yuliya Solntseva: The
Story of the Flaming Years (1961), for which Solntseva became the first
woman to win the Best Director Prize at Cannes (an honor not repeated by a
woman until Sofia Coppola this year with The Beguiled), and The Enchanted
Desna (1964). Together with Poem of an Inland Sea (1958, presented in 35mm),
these films are part of a trilogy by Solntseva — the unsung actress,
director, and long-time collaborator of fellow Ukrainian filmmaker Alexander
Dovzhenko to whom she was married—screening at the Museum. The full schedule
is included below and online at movingimage.us/70mm. With the exception of
Dunkirk, tickets are $15 ($5 Museum members at Standard through MoMI Kids
Premium levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Advance tickets
are available online.
See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael
Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Associate Film
Curator Eric Hynes.
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Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue Astoria
Astoria, Queens, NY
Press Contact: Tomoko Kawamoto
SCHEDULE FOR ‘SEE IT BIG! 70MM,’ JULY 19–AUGUST 27,
screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater at Museum of the
Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, New York.
"Dunkirk" (in 70mm)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 7:30 P.M.
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2017, 106 mins. 70mm print courtesy Warner Bros. The
visionary director Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated new film is an
epic action thriller that opens with hundreds of thousands of British and
Allied troops surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their
backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
With a remarkable ensemble cast featuring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth
Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles,
James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney, Dunkirk was
photographed on IMAX and 65mm film and will be presented in glorious 70mm.
TICKETS: $25 / $18.75 Museum members/Free for Silver Screen members and
A Space Odyssey
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 6:30 P.M.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. With Keir
Dullea. As brilliantly engineered as the space program itself, Stanley
Kubrick’s mysterious and profound epic—“the ultimate trip”—is about nothing
less than the beauty and the banality of civilization, blending cool satire,
an elaborate vision of the future, and passages of avant-garde cinematic
NEW 70MM PRINT
Lawrence of Arabia
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 6:00 P.M.
Dir. David Lean. 1962, 227 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. With Peter
O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. The apex of David Lean’s
magnificent career was this unparalleled spectacle which won seven Oscars,
including Best Picture, and rocketed Peter O’Toole to stardom as real-life
adventurer T. E. Lawrence, a former British officer whose expedition to
Cairo in 1916 leads him to side with the Arabs against the Turks, eventually
organizing his own guerrilla army. With its overwhelming widescreen desert
vistas, this is one of cinema’s most transporting experiences.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 1970, 172 mins. 70mm. With George C. Scott, Karl
Malden, Steven Young. George C. Scott’s enthralling performance as the
brazen titular character is one of the most riveting depictions of a
real-life army officer in film history, transforming George Smith Patton,
Jr. into a household name and American hero. The film’s opening scene,
Patton’s speech in front of an enormous American flag, was an instant
classic, with the direction and cinematography emphasizing the intensity of
Patton’s patriotism. Bolstered by a tight and pungent script by Francis Ford
Coppola, Patton is considered to be one of the best war—and
biographical–films of all time.
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pictures photographed in Dimension 150
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 3:00 P.M.
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2014, 169 mins. 70mm. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne
Hathaway, Jessica Chastain. Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a stunningly
realized science-fiction epic set in a near future where environmental
problems have rendered the Earth uninhabitable, and scientists are planning
to transport the population to a new planet via a wormhole. With
philosophical, cinematic, and narrative ambition reminiscent of Stanley
Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar is an immersive and
exhilarating film experience that captures Nolan’s love for large-format
The Dark Crystal
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2:00 P.M.
Dirs. Jim Henson, Frank Oz. 1982, 93 mins. 70mm. With Kathy Mullen, Dave
Goelz, Steve Whitmire. On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling
embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to
restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern
special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual
astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking.
Pink Floyd: The Wall
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Alan Parker. 1982, 95 mins. 70mm. With Bob Geldof, Christine
Hargreaves, James Laurenson. Caught in physical and social isolation, a
hampered and troubled rock star descends into madness. Adapted from the
critically acclaimed hit album of the same name, Alan Parker’s Pink Floyd:
The Wall has become a cult landmark in its own right. Parker’s indelible
surrealistic imagery synthesizes with Pink Floyd’s anthemic and evocative
music to create a frenetic, visceral experience.
Story of the Flaming Years
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 4:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 4:30 P.M.
Dir. Yuliya Solntseva. U.S.S.R., 1961, 91 mins. 70mm print courtesy of
Gosfilmofond. With Boris Andreyev, Sergey Petrov, Antonina Bogdanova. In
1941, German troops invade Russia and a young Soviet, Ivan Orlyukov, begins
a deathly campaign to expel the Germans. Solntseva’s poetic and sumptuously
lyrical war film The Story of the Flaming Years garnered her the Best
Director Award at Cannes Film Festival the year of its release, the first
win for a female director. No woman would win that award again until Sofia
Coppola, with The Beguiled at this year’s Festival.
The Enchanted Desna
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Yuliya Solntseva. U.S.S.R., 1964, 82 mins. 70mm print courtesy of
Gosfilmofond. With Boris Andreyev, Evgeniy Bondarenko. The Enchanted Desna
won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival. A
long-forgotten Soviet classic, Desna tells the tale of a writer who
reminisces of his childhood village. Imaginative and stunning, Desna was
described by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as “among the most ravishingly
beautiful and poetic spectacles ever made.”
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