Sunday, Oct 2 at 3:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Rob Reiner. 1990, 107 mins. 35mm. With James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall. Famous for his imposing presence and strapping physique, Caan spends most of Misery physically broken and detained, subjected to everything from imprisoning idolatry to femur-cracking punishment. Adapted from the Stephen King novel, Caan plays Paul Sheldon, a famous author rescued from a snowy car crash by shut-in superfan Annie Wilkes (Bates). As his protracted convalescence finally nears an end, Wilkes becomes increasingly, and sadistically, unwilling to let him go. While Bates took home a Best Actress Oscar for her hilarious and terrifying turn, Caan plays the perfect foil, somehow managing to be both victimized and deserving, the embodiment of a writer whose scorn for his own readers lies just beneath an accommodating surface.
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.