"SEE IT BIG!" 70MM Series @ Museum of the Moving Image, New York, USA
August 1 - September 9, 2019
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|Written by: From the movingimage.us press release||Date: 27.06.2019|
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See It Big! 70mm, the Museum's annual celebration of large-format films, returns this August. Widescreen films for wide-eyed audiences, these seven titles demand to be seen as big as possible, and on the enduring 70mm format that offers astonishing detail and vibrancy. The series opens, as it long has, with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, presented again in the unrestored 70mm print overseen in 2018 by Christopher Nolan, whose own Dunkirk will also screen in the series. Two films return to MoMI after several years off screen: Kenneth Branagh’s ambitious and underseen Hamlet and Stanley Kramer’s beloved madcap epic It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World; and two recent standouts screen in the series for the first time: Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award–winning Roma and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
“Widescreen films for wide-eyed audiences, these six titles demand to be seen as big as possible, and on the enduring 70mm format that offers astonishing detail and vibrancy”
-, said Curator of Film Eric Hynes, who organized the series.
The full schedule is included below and online at movingimage.us/70mm. Tickets are $15 ($5 Museum members at Standard through MoMI Kids Premium levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Ticket prices reflect the added expense of shipping and preparing large-format films. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets for 70mm films are $15 ($5 for Museum members / free for Silver Screen members and above). Ticket purchase includes same-day Museum admission (please check gallery hours). Tickets are available online at movingimage.us.
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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,’ August 1 - September 9, 2019
|All screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater, Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA.|
2001: A Space Odyssey
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3. 3:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 3:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 6:30 P.M.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm unrestored print from the film's 50th anniversary in 2018. 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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 7:00 P.M.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 3:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 3:30 P.M.
Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. 2018, 134 mins. 70mm. In Spanish with English subtitles. With Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey. Internationally renowned director Alfonso Cuarón’s return to Mexico is a vivid, emotional, and rawly self-reflexive portrait of a young woman navigating life as a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico City, where social unrest overlaps with private turmoil, and where professional challenges can be inextricable from personal ones. Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Cinematography for Cuarón’s astonishing imagery—which manages to be virtuosic and intimate—Roma is the rare film fully deserving of the term “instant classic.” Roma was shot on digital 65mm and released in cinemas on 70mm film, promising a singularly transporting theatrical experience.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 4:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2017, 106 mins. 70mm. With Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy. Winner of three Academy Awards and nominated for five more, including Best Picture, Dunkirk is an immersive journey back to the shores of France during the battle of Dunkirk, a trying moment for Allied forces early in WWII. Visionary director Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller opens with hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in, then expands out to tell parallel stories at sea and in the air, all of which converge for an unforgettable finale. Dunkirk was photographed on IMAX and 65mm film and will be presented in glorious 70mm.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 4:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 4:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Kenneth Branagh. 1996, 238 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. With Kenneth Branagh, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Michael Maloney, Derek Jacobi, Richard Briers, Judi Dench, Gérard Depardieu, Richard Attenborough, Brian Blessed, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, John Gielgud, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Spall, Charlton Heston. Among the greatest works of literature, and one of the most frequently adapted works in the history of cinema, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet had never been filmed in its complete unabridged version—until Kenneth Branagh went about the task for this lavish, star-studded 1996 production. Set within the vast, cold interiors of a vaguely nineteenth-century manor, the film stars Branagh as the melancholy son of the Danish court, along with a Who’s Who of late twentieth-century master thespians, including Christie, Jacobi, Dench, Depardieu, Gielgud, and a young Winslet as the aggrieved Ophelia, all captured in sumptuous 70mm.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 7:00 P.M.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Douglas Trumbull. 1983, 106 mins. 70mm. With Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher. Douglas Trumbull’s science-fiction thriller about a device that can record thoughts and dreams features stunning visual effects to portray telepathic experiences, cutting between widescreen and standard size. One of only two films directed by special effects legend Trumbull, best known for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Brainstorm also features the last performance by Natalie Wood, who died during the making of the film.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 5:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 5:00 P.M.
Dir. Stanley Kramer. 1963, 180 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. Please note that the film will be shown with a 20-minute intermission that will include police-call audio. With Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman. This epic Hollywood comedy is a three-hour-plus extravaganza of slapstick excess that lets loose an unparalleled cast of legends—including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Spencer Tracy, and Jonathan Winters (just for starters)—in a wild plot about a hunt for buried treasure. With its super-wide frame, jam-packed with gags big and small, Stanley Kramer’s classic is endless juvenile fun that has retained an intense fan following.
Ready Player One
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 7:00 P.M
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 6:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Steven Spielberg. 2018, 140 mins. 70mm. With Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance. The latest science-fiction film from Steven Spielberg transports the viewer to the year 2045, where the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone—the only limits are your own imagination. When Wade conquers the first challenge of a reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends—a.k.a. the High Five—are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS. Ready Player One is a visually audacious, culturally provocative work from award-winning collaborators Spielberg, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan), production designer Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and a visual effects team that was justly recognized with an Academy Award nomination.
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