Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sunday, Oct 15 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 14 at 12:45 pm
Location: Bartos Screening Room
The Saturday, October 14 screening at 12:45 p.m. will be preceded by an introduction with critic Andrew Chan, author of Why Mariah Carey Matters.
Before and after the screening on Sunday, October 15, join us for Family Day (12:00–6:00 p.m.). Ticketholders and museumgoers can drop in for activities including karaoke featuring songs from Sister Act 2, performing scenes from the film using green screen, face-painting with The Cheeky Chipmunk, and music-related video games for the whole family!
Dir. Bill Duke. 1993, 107 mins. 35mm. With Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Maggie Smith, Lauryn Hill, James Coburn, Sheryl Lee Ralph. In the beloved follow-up to her blockbuster 1992 comedy, Goldberg reprises her role as Deloris Van Cartier, the lounge singer who hides in a convent while on the run from mobsters and proceeds to transform her fellow nuns into choral superstars. Here, she is convinced to once again don the habit to become a music teacher and help the students at San Francisco’s St. Francis Academy, which faces closure. Duke’s lively and poignant film uses the classic template of the teacher who inspires her students to be their best selves, yet Sister Act 2 is especially memorable for its soundtrack, particularly its epochal appearance by a young Lauryn Hill, whose performance of “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” is one of the musical highlights of the nineties.
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.