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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Sunday, Jan 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Joel Coen. United States. 2021, 105 mins. DCP. With Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Kathryn Hunter, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram, Brendan Gleeson, Harry Melling, Bertive Carvel. This ruthlessly efficient adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most ruthless tragedy strips bare its black and white canvas to foreground the Bard’s rich poetic language. Washington and McDormand make a wonderfully wan and weary pair, advancing a portrait of the Thane and Lady of Glamis as an aging corporate power couple, mired for too long in the lower rungs of the Kingdom of Scotland. A visually literate tribute to former versions by Welles and Kurosawa, Coen’s Macbeth is a singularly contemporary adaptation, maniacally engineered for our power-mad age. An A24 release.

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.