Friday, Aug 18 at 7:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. John Carpenter. 1984, 108 mins. 70mm. With Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel. Horror master Carpenter shifted gears in 1984 for this gentle yet commanding extra-terrestrial love story starring an Oscar-nominated Bridges as an outer-space being who crash lands in Wisconsin and takes on the form of the dead husband of a recently widowed woman named Jenny (Allen). The cloned alien being engages Jenny in trying to get back home, racing to his home planet’s rendezvous point in Arizona before the U.S. government can catch them. Carpenter’s always gorgeous and purposeful use of the widescreen frame elevates this sci-fi-romance, an authentic, textured experience that was shot on location in Arizona, Tennessee, and Colorado. At the center is Bridges in performance that exquisitely balances emotional restraint and pure physicality.
Tickets: $20 / $15 for MoMI members. MoMI Members have an exclusive window to purchase tickets, through July 3. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 4. 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.