Murder on the Orient Express
Saturday, Apr 16 at 3:30 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Sidney Lumet. United Kingdom. 1974, 128 mins. 35mm. With Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York, George Coulouris. Lumet’s sumptuous, star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic detective novel takes full advantage of its interwar period setting, luxuriating in the evocation of Old World decadence in its waning years. Spearheaded by a fully transformed Finney as the eccentrically perspicacious Hercule Poirot, the film’s multigenerational cast is one of the finest and—with its gorgeously varied array of accents, cadences, and timbres—finest sounding collections of thespian talent ever assembled. Walton, who was nominated for a Best Costume Design Oscar for the film, ensures it’s also one of the best dressed.
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.