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Please be advised: the Museum will be open on Wednesday, June 19, 12:00–6:00 p.m. for the Juneteenth holiday.


Being There


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Hal Ashby. 1979, 130 mins. 35mm. With Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas. “Hal Ashby’s enigmatic masterpiece, a comedy, a tragedy, a political satire, and a one-sided love story, directly inspired a scene in Wonderstruck. When Peter Sellers’s character, Chauncey Gardiner, first leaves the house where he’s lived his life, he’s accompanied by the familiar sound of the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but in a disco version by Deodato (the real title of the music is “Also Sprach Zarathustra”), and this walk, and music, are used in a key moment in Wonderstruck.”—Brian Selznick

Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover level and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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