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Early Works by Todd Haynes

Friday, Dec 1 at 6:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Todd Haynes to appear in person at the December 1 screening for intro and Q&A!

Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud screening in a new 4K restoration by IndieCollect and UCLA Film & Television Archive

The Museum’s complete Todd Haynes retrospective kicks off with a special evening featuring a selection of his rarely screened early works. These include Haynes’s first student short, 1978’s The Suicide (digital projection), a horror-tinged film about a disaffected, bullied teenager shot on Super 8 and 16mm, and Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud (DCP), his 1985 16mm thesis project from Brown University, in which he wrestles with the myth and legacy of poet Arthur Rimbaud and his destructive romance with Paul Verlaine. Haynes will appear in person to talk about these and other significant first films that set him off on his remarkable, eternally experimental, always daring cinematic path.


Total running time: approx. 63 mins. 

NOTE: December 9 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room

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.