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Beau Is Afraid with Ari Aster in person

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Featuring Ari Aster in person!

2023. U.S., 179 mins. DCP. Directed by Ari Aster. 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.

Tickets: $20 / discounted for MoMI members ($12). Advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets may become available at the door, on standby. Ticketholders should pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.