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Beau Is Afraid

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With Ari Aster in person

Dir. Ari Aster. 2023. U.S., 179 mins. DCP. Aster follows up his brilliant and immensely popular horror duet of Hereditary and Midsommar with perhaps his most fully realized vision yet: a gonzo dark comedy that gets uncomfortably close to a man who’s falling into a million pieces as he desperately tries to get back home. A wild, tongue-in-cheek odyssey about a modern-day Job named Beau (a remarkable Joaquin Phoenix), beset by terrors real and imagined, who escapes a cartoonish, satirically degenerate cityscape only to wind his way through a series of false paradises, Beau Is Afraid evokes the pitch-black, how-bad-can-it-get humor of After Hours and A Serious Man, but with its own, singular gonzo aesthetic and a pitiless self-reflexivity that pushes it into daring territory. The marvelous supporting cast includes Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Patti LuPone, Denis Ménochet, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and a jaw-dropping Parker Posey. An A24 release. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). 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.