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Something Wild

Saturday, Mar 9 at 3:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Snubbed: Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta 

Dir. Jonathan Demme. 1986, U.S. 113 mins. 35mm. With Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta. With Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta. Demme was at the height of his madcap powers with this quintessential rollicking eighties comic adventure starring a breakout Melanie Griffith as the maniacally free-spirited Lulu (donning a Louise Brooks wig) and Jeff Daniels as the buttoned-down yuppie she picks up in a lower Manhattan diner at lunch hour. What begins as a quirky meet-cute transforms into something else—something much wilder—under the director’s sure hand; it’s a movie as unpredictable and daringly shapeshifting as its magnetic main character, and it digs to deeper places than its goofy plot might initially suggest. Liotta’s shockingly raw and mischievous supporting performance as Lulu’s dangerous ex and Griffith’s mercurial star-making work were among the most acclaimed performances of 1986 yet were perhaps too riotously quirky for Oscar.  

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.