Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Todd Haynes. 1995, 119 mins. 35mm. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman, Beth Grant, April Grace, James Le Gros, Dean Norris. After several years of roles in smaller films and TV work, Moore emerged as a major talent, but she did so with barely a whisper. As Carol White, a housewife who believes she has become allergic to the chemical toxins in her environment and eventually escapes to a sinister self-help retreat, Moore holds the screen with compelling unassertiveness. Haynes, coming off his Sundance controversy with the brilliant New Queer breakthrough Poison, brought a visionary, Antonioni-esque compositional elegance to this psychological horror story, which touches upon a host of contemporary societal plagues without ever leaving fragile Carol’s side. Safe would ultimately be named the best film of the decade in a Village Voice critics poll, but the film was too far afield of the Academy’s radar, despite vocal supporters rallying behind Moore’s heartbreaking work.
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.