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Bound

Sunday, Jun 30 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Lilly and Lana Wachowski. 1996, 108 mins. U.S. 4K DCP. With Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano. Three years before The Matrix transformed the aesthetic of action cinema forever, the Wachowskis burst onto the scene with their gripping, intensely physical neonoir Bound, featuring knockout performances from Tilly as Violet, the frustrated girlfriend of Pantoliano’s small-time hood Caesar, and Gershon as Corky, the handyperson working on the apartment next door who seduces Violet. Sex leads to danger when the women hatch a plan to steal nearly two million dollars of embezzled money from Caesar. Rather than devolve into femme fatale clichés, Bound allows the audience to fully identify with its two brash leads as they try to make a better life for themselves—and the filmmakers brilliantly ratchet up the tension. This groundbreaking queer thriller pointed towards the Wachowskis’ ongoing career of subversive images and characters. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.