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Synecdoche, New York


With director and writer Charlie Kaufman in person

Dir. Charlie Kaufman. 2008, 124 mins. 35mm. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams. Obsessed with his mortality, and with his personal life falling apart, playwright Caden Cotard builds a massive set reconstruction of New York City for an upstate production. In this dazzlingly ambitious directorial debut of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the lines between reality and art dissolve. Hoffman anchors the film’s mind-bending conceits with a profound and moving portrait of an artist driven by a quest for deeper truth. Charlie Kaufman will introduce the screening and participate in a discussion afterwards.

This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 11:30 a.m. to secure a position in the standby line.

Tickets: $12 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above).  

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