"SEE IT BIG!" 70MM Series @ Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
July 26–September 9, 2018
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Written by: From the movingimage.us press release
to the Museum of Moving Image. Picture by Howard B Haas
Astoria, New York, July 9, 2018—For the fourth summer in a row, Museum of
the Moving Image will feature Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space
Odyssey in its popular film series See It Big! 70mm. The film will be shown
in the brand new “unrestored” 70mm print released to celebrate the film’s
50th anniversary this year. The sci-fi classic anchors a selection of eight
films, including Hollywood classics, a Tobe Hooper cult favorite, and two
films by Paul Thomas Anderson. The new print of 2001: A Space Odyssey was
struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative.
The Museum will present ten screenings of 2001 from July 26 through August
5—an exclusive New York City presentation during this period.
Continuing through September 9, the series also features three classic
Hollywood musicals—The Sound of Music (1965), West Side Story (1961), and
Hello, Dolly! (1969)—Cleopatra (1963), starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard
Burton, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz; Tobe Hooper’s sci-fi cult favorite
Lifeforce (1985); and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) and Phantom
Chief Curator David Schwartz said, “The Museum is committed to preserving
the theatrical presentation of 70mm films in their original format. With a
higher resolution and more light hitting the frame, 70mm film offers a
bigger, brighter image than 35mm —there is nothing comparable to the crisp
images and rich sound of 70mm film.”
The full schedule is included below and online at movingimage.us/70mm.
Except for "2001: A Space
Odyssey", tickets are $15 ($5 Museum members / free for Silver Screen
members and above). Advance tickets are available online.
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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 26–SEPTEMBER
screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater at Museum of the
Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, New York.
A Space Odyssey
50th anniversary screenings featuring a new 70mm print
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, JULY 27, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 3:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, JULY 29, 6:30 P.M.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 6:30 P.M.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149 mins. (plus intermission). New 70mm
unrestored print from the original camera negative. 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
inventiveness. For the first time since the original release, this 70mm
print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera
negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation: There are no digital
tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits. This will be the exclusive
New York engagement for July and early August.
Tickets: $20 ($7 Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above).
The Sound of Music
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 6:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Robert Wise. 1965, 174 mins. 70mm. With Julie Andrews, Christopher
Plummer. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, and the #1 box office
hit of the 1960s, The Sound of Music was restored in a sparkling new 70mm
print in 2015, for the film’s 50 anniversary. Robert Wise’s sumptuous
adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway show is one of cinema’s
greatest musical extravaganzas. Julie Andrews gives an iconic performance as
a novice nun whose life changes when sent to care for the bratty children of
a handsome military captain (Plummer) on the heels of World War II. The
Sound of Music bursts with unforgettable songs and glorious CinemaScope
images shot on location in Salzburg, Austria.
West Side Story
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 6:30 P.M.
Dirs. Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. 1961, 151 mins. 70mm. With Natalie Wood,
Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno. Beautifully restored in 2011 for
the 50th anniversary of its release, West Side Story has stood the test of
time as one of the greatest film musicals. In its adaptation of the Romeo
and Juliet story—featuring unforgettable songs by Leonard Bernstein and
choreography by Jerome Robbins—feuding families are replaced by warring New
York City gangs, the white Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. When forbidden
love escalates their rivalry, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 3:00 P.M.
Dir. Gene Kelly. 1969, 146 mins. 70mm. With Barbra Streisand, Walter
Matthau, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Tune. Gene Kelly, the legendary dancer and
choreographer, directed this splashy and delightful adaptation of the hit
Broadway musical, with Barbra Streisand starring as the meddling Yonkers
matchmaker. Exuberantly blending real locations in Manhattan and Yonkers
with the stylization of classic Hollywood musicals, Kelly’s film is an
underrated big-screen delight.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:30 P.M.
Dir. Tobe Hooper. 1985, 116 mins. 70mm. With Steve Railsback, Mathilda May,
Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Patrick Stewart. Nude space vampires arrive in
London and infect the populace in this florid science fiction/horror mashup
directed by Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and adapted
by Alien writers Dan O’Bannon and Don Jakoby. After a trio of humanoids is
discovered in the hold of an abandoned space shuttle, they are brought to
London’s Space Research Center for examination. But, led by the beautiful
female alien who desiccates every researcher in her path, they escape and
wreak havoc while the sole survivor of the shuttle mission tries to save the
city. Acclaimed for its special effects, Lifeforce struggled commercially
upon release but has since attained cult status.
Adams (left) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (center) in THE MASTER (2012, Dir.
Paul Thomas Anderson). Credit: Image courtesy of The Weinstein Company.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1:00 P.M.
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 1963, 250 mins. 70mm. With Elizabeth Taylor,
Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Martin
Landau, Roddy McDowall. In this epic story about love and power, the
legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman
Empire. Notorious for its protracted production schedule and enormous sets,
Cleopatra was, to date, the most expensive film ever made; it was a flop for
Twentieth Century Fox in spite of its being the top-grossing film in 1963.
Behind-the-scenes intrigue also contributed to its status as a colossal
cultural event—first, Liz Taylor almost died from pneumonia, and then she
began an affair with co-star Richard Burton. Their real-life chemistry
intensifies the performances onscreen in this colorful spectacle from a
script by Joseph Mankiewicz. The photography is by the great Leon Shamroy
(Leave Her to Heaven, Planet of the Apes).
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 3:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 6:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6:30 P.M.
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. 2017, 130 mins. 70mm print courtesy Focus
Features. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville. The
turbulent romance between renowned dress designer Reynolds Woodcock and his
young muse, Alma, is at the center of Paul Thomas Anderson’s magnificently
lush melodrama, set in 1950s England. Obsessive, fastidious, with a
heightened sense of aesthetics, Day-Lewis’s Woodcock is an enthralling study
of an artist at work, and of a relationship that is equally nourishing and
destructive. Exquisitely realized at every level, Phantom Thread is greatly
enhanced by the rich details revealed in the 70mm format.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2:30 P.M.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 3:00 P.M.
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. 2012, 144 mins. 70mm. With Philip Seymour
Hoffman, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix, Hoffman, and Adams all
received Oscar nominations for their performances in Paul Thomas Anderson’s
spellbinding saga of post–World War II America. Phoenix creates the
unforgettable Freddie Quell, a wayward soul who falls under the spell of a
spiritual guru (Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his greatest performances),
who may or may not be a huckster. In this haunting drama, Anderson creates
one mysterious, richly evocative image after another.
Press contact: Tomoko Kawamoto, firstname.lastname@example.org / 718 777 6830
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