Thursday, Aug 17 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2010, 148 mins. 70mm. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Elliot Page, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine, Peter Postlethwaite. The Hollywood high-concept thriller hit a baroque high with Nolan’s heist movie in which expert dream thief Dom Cobb (DiCaprio at the peak of his dashing stardom) leads an elite team of “extractors” into the subconscious mind of corporate scion Robert Michael Fischer (Murphy) to attempt inception: the planting of an idea that will reshape its owner’s fundamental character. Assembling his most inspired and eclectic ensemble, including Cotillard as Cobb’s vengeful wife Mal, Page as his precocious protégé Ariadne, Gordon-Levitt as his stoic partner Arthur, Hardy as rakish impersonator Eames, and Watanabe as their wealthy employer Saito, Nolan composes the blockbuster equivalent of a symphony, where movements of jargony, world-building intrigue climax in crashingly spectacular action set pieces. Mix in the techno-minimalist rhythm of Johnny Marr’s Morricone–inspired guitar theme, the centerpiece of perhaps Hans Zimmer’s best score for Nolan, and you have a commercial film classic.
Tickets: $20 / $15 for MoMI members. MoMI Members have an exclusive window to purchase tickets, through July 3. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 4. 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.