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Sopranos, First and Last: An Evening with David Chase (video simulcast)


Program presented with the cooperation of HBO

David Chase was the creator and showrunner of The Sopranos, and his vision for the series is reflected in all 86 of its episodes. The show had a remarkable team of directors, writers, cast, and crew. Chase directed just two episodes himself: the pilot and the finale. Airing on HBO on January 10, 1999, the first episode introduced James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mobster, family man, and self-proclaimed “waste management consultant.” The final episode, “Made in America” aired eight years later, on June 10, 2007, with a stunning and widely discussed ending. The Wall Street Journal critic Dorothy Rabinowitz recently called The Sopranos “a dramatic enterprise unequaled in television history, and by most of what Hollywood offers today.” Indeed, the series was a richly detailed and panoramic allegory of contemporary America, a reinvention of the crime drama, and perhaps the series that inspired the current renaissance of quality television. Here is a special opportunity to see the first and last episodes of The Sopranos on the big screen, in their entirety, followed by a candid and intimate conversation with David Chase, as a live video simulcast in the Bartos Screening Room.

Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum member / free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.