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Blow Out

Saturday, May 27 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Brian De Palma. 1981, 108 mins. 35mm. With John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz. John Travolta gives one of his strongest performances as a movie sound man in De Palma’s masterful and ambitious variation on Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up. This darkly comic, disturbing political thriller, in which Travolta’s Jack thinks he’s recorded a Chappaquiddick-like murder and falls for a hooker (Allen) connected to the plot, features some of De Palma’s most elaborate location photography, including a lavish grand finale set amidst Philadelphia’s Liberty Day celebration. It’s also one of his most brilliantly thought through meta-commentaries on the thriller form, culminating in an unforgettable and tragic punchline. (Released July 24, 1981) 

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.