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The Age of Innocence

Sunday, Mar 3 at 3:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Snubbed: Michelle Pfeiffer 

Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1993, U.S. 139 mins. 4K DCP. With Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Miriam Margolyes, Richard E. Grant, Geraldine Chaplin, Joanne Woodward. Scorsese’s sumptuous cinematic rendering of Edith Wharton’s novel about the social mores of turn-of-the-century New York is one of the legendary director’s greatest accomplishments. Both a visual feast (featuring gorgeous cinematography by Michael Ballhaus and Oscar-winning costumes by Gabriella Pescucci) and a profoundly moving drama of unrequited love—between Day-Lewis’s upright Newland Archer and Pfeiffer’s scandal-tinged Countess Olenska—The Age of Innocence is an overwhelming experience despite its characters keeping their emotions so tightly coiled, as rattling as any of the director’s visions of the city’s mean streets. While a brilliant Ryder deservedly earned a supporting nod for her sly, subtle work as Newland’s betrothed May Welland, Pfeiffer, who remains without an Oscar despite giving one exceptional, deeply felt performance after another throughout the 1990s, was a shocking omission on Oscar morning, and Day-Lewis was nominated for In the Name of the Father that year instead. 

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.