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The Lawnmower Man

Friday, Feb 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Introduced by artist John Menick 

Dir. Brett Leonard. 1992, 108 mins. DCP. With Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Geoffrey Lewis. A cyber-horror meltdown, the wild The Lawnmower Man stars Brosnan as virtual reality engineer Dr. Lawrence Angelo and Fahey as unwitting gardener Jobe Smith who becomes Dr. Angelo’s human guinea pig, who gains superpowers inside a VR game engine. The film gathered a strong cult following for its absolute weirdness and groundbreaking, if dated, visual effects, which include a full CGI human avatar, a cybersex scene, and depictions of a virtual reality world that influenced the look of future productions.    

Preceded by: 


Dir. John Menick. 2023, 4 mins. Artificial intelligence narrates a barrage of digital images, which pixelate, glitch, and fade into each other. They start to form a narrative about “progress” that includes the disappearance of humans and then machines.   

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.