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Menace II Society

Sunday, Jul 14 at 3:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dirs. Allen and Albert Hughes. 1993, 97 mins. U.S. 35mm. With Tyrin Turner, Samuel L. Jackson, Larenz Tate, Jada Pinkett, Charles Dutton. Immersed in poverty and violence in the Los Angeles projects, 18-year-old Caine Lawson (Turner) wants a different kind of life. With the help of a mentoring teacher (Dutton) and his supportive girlfriend (Pinkett), Caine plans to leave the neighborhood for good. But thanks to a series of escalating and tragic events, he is caught in a deepening moral trap defined by loyalty and retribution, making escape seem more and more elusive. The first film from the Hughes Brothers, Menace II Society was a sensation at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and remains an uncompromising and revelatory touchstone of 1990s American independent cinema. 

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.