Saturday, Jul 30 at 5:15 pm
July 30: Redstone Theater
August 13: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Ann Turner. 1989, 102 mins. DCP. With Rebecca Smart, Victoria Longley, Mary-Anne Fahey, Nicholas Eadie. It’s 1957. At school eight-year-old Celia encounters the horrific fantastical story of the Hobyahs. After her beloved grandmother passes away, she becomes intrigued by a family that’s just moved in next door. Exposed to a new, post-innocent world, she attempts to navigate fantasy and reality. Novelist/director Turner’s film was categorized as horror upon its release, but it’s more of a nuanced coming-of-age tale, with mythological elements, set against the backdrop of 1950s conservatism, anti-communism, and the rabbit plague.
Presented in association with the National Film and Sound Archive’s digital restoration program – NFSA Restores: Reviving our cinema icons.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11 classic). 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.