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Strange Days

Sunday, Jul 7 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. 1995, 145 mins. U.S. 35mm. With Angela Bassett, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D’Onofrio. Bigelow’s grandest cinematic vision, Strange Days is an anxiety-filled drama of near-apocalypse set in Los Angeles at the turn of the 21st century. With a screenplay by James Cameron and Jay Cocks (The Age of Innocence), Bigelow’s film stars Fiennes as a mangy former LAPD officer who has turned into a black marketer of SQUIDs, virtual recordings of others’ experiences that attach directly to the viewer’s cerebral cortex, and a fierce Bassett as his bodyguard, who gets caught up in the investigation of a murder case following a snuff SQUID recording. Ambitious, brutal, and building in power to a frenetic climax, Strange Days is a singular take on the sci-fi dystopia genre that predicted anxieties around virtual technologies and Y2K panic. 

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.