The Matrix + Operator
Friday, Dec 8, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by artist David Levine
Dir. The Wachowskis. 1999, 136 mins. 35mm. With Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving. Lilly and Lana Wachowski’s epochal cyberpunk film revolutionized science-fiction and action filmmaking and redefined action aesthetics for the new millennium. With its cool style, slow-motion “bullet time” signature, and pop-existential themes, The Matrix spawned sequels and parodies, but nothing has come close to repeating the power of the original. Take the red pill or the blue pill—either way, enjoy.
Dir. Hannah Whitaker. 2022, 8 mins. Whitaker’s rhythmic short frames women in scenes that make them seem both human and machine-like. Working with analog and digital techniques, influenced by aesthetics like those that The Matrix helped mainstream, Operator taps into a feeling of alienation and artificiality present in today’s screen-mediated world.
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.