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SCREENING

Darkman

Saturday, Jun 22 at 8:00 pm

Sunday, Jun 23 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

NOTE: The 6/23 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room.

Dir. Sam Raimi. 1990, 96 mins. U.S. 35mm. With Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake. Just one summer after the mammoth success of Batman, Universal enlisted Raimi, known primarily for his delightfully impious Evil Dead films, for their own version of a comic book superhero movie. The result is among the wildest, most stylistically untamed popcorn movies of its era, featuring Neeson in his first action leading role as a scientist seeking vengeance against the gangsters who destroyed his lab and burned him nearly to death, but leaving him with supernatural strength. In an uncharacteristic early role, McDormand plays his attorney girlfriend caught in the middle of the escalating battle. Raimi’s approach is swift, brutal, and endlessly entertaining, featuring carnival-colored cinematography by Bill Pope (Clueless, Bound, The Matrix) that lends everything the sense of a merry-go-round spinning out of control. 

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.