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House Party

Saturday, Sep 16 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

The Saturday, September 16 screening will be followed by a conversation about the film’s lasting impact led by community partner Afrikan Poetry Theatre, featuring DJ Wiz of Kid ‘n Play and record producer Ron Lawrence.

The Sunday, September 17 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room.

Dir. Reginald Hudlin. 1990, 100 mins. 35mm. With Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid, Christopher ‘Play’ Martin, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Robin Harris, A. J. Johnson, John Witherspoon. Directed and written by Hudlin and produced by Warrington Hudlin, the sleeper smash House Party is a vibrant comedy influenced by hip-hop and starring rapper duo Kid ‘n Play as friends who, during the course of one raucous night, duke it out in a rap battle and perform a dance-off with their prospective love interests. A memorable snapshot of the era’s social and fashion trends, House Party is a jubilant celebration that also speaks to the importance of appreciating Black culture without ignoring widespread societal problems.  

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.