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The Wise Kids 

Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 at 4:15 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Director Stephen Cone to appear in person on November 18!

Dir. Stephen Cone. 2011, 95 mins. Molly Kunz, Allison Torem, Tyler Ross, Sadieh Rifai, Stephen Cone. The film that marked the arrival of one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American cinema, The Wise Kids is a poignant coming-of-age drama about young people in the Bible Belt struggling with growing up and growing apart, and weathering challenges to their beliefs and their own identities. Cone’s film explores terrain—such as the crossroads between faith and sexuality—that is rarely seen on screen, and yet his touch is light, generous, and empathetic. “Equally generous to all of its characters in a way that seems borderline radical for an American indie . . .The Wise Kids isn’t a strident portrait of breaking free from this world, however; rather Cone patiently watches as his characters struggle to figure out for themselves what’s best.Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot 

Preceded by Reverse Shot Talkie: Paul Verhoeven 

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.