"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
to the Museum of Moving Image. Picture by Howard B Haas
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
screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater, Museum of the
Moving Image, located at 36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY 11106, USA.
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
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
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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