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The Sweet East

Friday, Apr 19 at 5:00 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Sean Price Williams. 2023, 104 mins. U.S. 35mm. Nothing is sacred in The Sweet East, the knockabout feature debut of acclaimed cinematographer Sean Price Williams and critic-turned-screenwriter Nick Pinkerton, which follows a confident yet befuddled teenager named Lillian (Talia Ryder) as she traces a winding, surreal path across the Eastern seaboard after abandoning her high school trip in Washington D.C. Tackling the ideological inscrutability of our contemporary America, a place teeming with crackpots of all stripes and political persuasions, Williams’s picaresque is a vivid showcase for the kind of take-no-prisoners comic skewering increasingly in short supply, featuring terrific supporting performances by Simon Rex, Ayo Edebiri, Jeremy O. Harris, and Jacob Elordi. A Utopia release.

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.