Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Tim Story. 2002, 102 mins. DCP. With Ice Cube, Eve, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Keith David, Michael Ealy. An endearing comedy that pokes good-natured fun at the eccentricities of people living in Chicago’s South Side, Barbershop still charms 21 years after its successful release. In his role as paternal barbershop owner Calvin Palmer Jr., Ice Cube entered a new stage in his acting career, and the film also launched the film work of Eve, boldly embodying Terri Jones, a barber who demands respect from her male colleagues. Storylines weave in and out of the main setting, with a focus on Calvin, who dreams of opening a music studio, a risky business move that puts the shop in jeopardy. As the film unfolds with moments of wisdom and mischief, Calvin starts to realize how vital the barbershop is to the surrounding community.
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.