Friday, Dec 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Jordan Peele. 2022, 130 mins. DCP. With Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, Keith David. Using the format of large-canvas sci-fi horror, Oscar winner Jordan Peele has made perhaps his most provocative film yet, a wildly expansive, primally frightening movie that quickly became one of the year’s most puzzled-over, debated, and admired studio productions. Nope is set way out West, on the Haywood ranch, where grown siblings OJ and Emerald (Kaluuya and Palmer) continue their father’s legacy, training and handling horses for Hollywood productions, a family business that extends back to the very beginnings of motion pictures. After they discover a dangerous (and bloodthirsty) UFO near the ranch, brother and sister set out to identify the flying object by capturing it on film, which proves to be more difficult than it would appear. Crucial—and truly unforgettable—is the story of neighbor Jupe (Yeun), a huckster entertainer harboring a shocking childhood trauma. As usual, Peele has created a plausible yet utterly surreal world that goes down multiple avenues of inquiry—marginalized histories, racial representation, industry exploitation—while remaining a satisfying and scary entertainment.
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.