SCREENING, SCREENING + Q&A
Sunday, Nov 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by Simon Abrams, author of The Northman: A Call to the Gods in person and a prerecorded intro by Robert Eggers
Dir. Robert Eggers. 2022, 136 mins. DCP. With Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe. Coming off the critical and commercial success of his acclaimed horror movies The Witch and The Lighthouse, Eggers teamed up with Universal and co-producer Skarsgård to deliver a big-budget throwback epic. The Northman adapts the Norse legend that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet, wherein a young Viking prince (Skarsgård) seeks vengeance for his father’s unnatural murder and combines it with a witch’s brew of high and low stylistic influences, blending the camp melodrama of Conan the Barbarian with an immersive long-take style inspired by the best of 1960s Soviet filmmaking. Followed by a book signing in the Moving Image Store at 4:45 p.m.
About the author:
Simon Abrams is a NYC-based freelancer and regular contributor to Roger Ebert.com and The Wrap. He’s also the co-writer of the book Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone with Matt Zoller Seitz. Abrams’s The Northman: A Call to the Gods is the official look at how Robert Eggers’ epic Viking revenge thriller The Northman (2022) was conceived, written, cast, and produced. Compiled from fascinating interviews with the cast and crew, inspiring storyboards, exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs—including the director’s own firsthand account of his creative processes in writing and directing—The Northman: A Call to the Gods explores the cold and forbidding world of the Vikings, their customs, traditions, and relentless thirst for battle and vengeance that inspired Eggers to write this compelling Norse saga.
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.