New Jack City
Friday, Jul 28 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
With video introduction by Mario Van Peebles
Dir. Mario Van Peebles. 1991, 97 mins. 35mm. With Ice-T, Wesley Snipes, Allen Payne, Chris Rock, Judd Nelson. Shot in Harlem, this crime drama follows the precipitous rise and fall of Nino Brown (Snipes), boss of the Cash Money Brothers, who’s constantly tailed by unrelenting police officer Scotty Appleton (Ice-T). In his feature-length directorial debut, Van Peebles, working alongside producer Teddy Riley, effortlessly weaves the signature “New Jack Swing” sound and style into the film, which defined the hip-hop landscape of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Launching Ice-T into a lasting and fabled acting career, New Jack City persists as definitive proof of hip-hop star power on the big screen. Winner of NAACP for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Snipes).
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.