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Stars at Noon

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With Claire Denis in person

Dir. Claire Denis. 2022, 137 mins. France. English and Spanish with English subtitles. With Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, John C. Reilly, Benny Safdie.A dissolute young American journalist (Qualley) and an English businessman (Alwyn) with ties to the oil industry meet by chance while on different, mysterious assignments in modern-day Nicaragua. The two tumble into a whirlwind romance despite knowing little about each other’s true professional identities—all while abstract forces close in on them as they desperately try to book it out of a country that won’t seem to let them leave. Stars at Noon, based on the 1986 novel by Denis Johnson, represents a new mode for director Claire Denis, a contemporary thriller suffused with political intrigue and languid eroticism, moving entirely to the tactile rhythms of its actors, especially rising star Qualley, who gives a live-wire performance of fervid spontaneity and mercurial passion. Winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. An A24 release.

Tickets: $30 /$25 MoMI (Senior and Student level and above) and FLC members. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.