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The Tales of Hoffmann, courtesy of Rialto Pictures

See It Big: Extravaganzas!

Nov 5, 2021 — Feb 6, 2022

Often we praise movies for their restraint. We’re putting a stop to such gentility with our latest edition of See It Big, a properly super-sized, two-part, bursting-at-the-seams program that features a selection of films that push cinematic style into excess. The makers of these films, which span the silent era to the 21st-century, really pile it on: teeming canvases, crammed frames, ornate art direction and costume design foregrounded by lush camerawork and intense performance style. Featuring works from such directors as Jean Renoir, Aleksei German, Powell and Pressburger, Paul Thomas Anderson and more, this series is too damn much! See It Big is a collaboration between Museum of the Moving Image and Reverse Shot.

See It Big: Extravaganzas! is presented with support from MUBI GO. MUBI GO is the first-ever service of its kind: an innovative new membership offering that gives members the opportunity to see a film in a theater each week, and stream a new film every day, each chosen by MUBI’s curators. More information at