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May December—with Production Designer Sam Lisenco in Person

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Featuring production designer Sam Lisenco in person!

Dir. Todd Haynes. 2023, 113 mins. 35mm. With Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Charles Melton, Cory Michael Smith, Elizabeth Yu, Gabriel Chung, Piper Curda. In Haynes’s brilliant latest film, a tricky and gripping dark comic creation, Portman plays Elizabeth, a popular television actress who has arrived in Savannah, Georgia, where she will meet and get to know Gracie (Moore), a tabloid celebrity she has been cast to play in a movie. As the two women—each used to a life in front of the camera—circle each other with increasing distrust, secrets and resentments rise to the surface, leading to a reckoning between Gracie and her husband (Melton), who had a crucial part to play in Gracie’s decades-old scandal. Portman, Moore, and Melton embody these hard-to-read characters with invigorating subtlety and humanity, while Haynes uses a potentially sensational subject to make vivid inquiries into American culture, with its obsessions with celebrity and scandal, and the precarious foundation of family itself. A Netflix release. 

Emmy-nominated production designer Sam Lisenco (The Bear) has worked on such films as Frances Ha (2012), Uncut Gems (2019), and Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

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.