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The Virgin Suicides

Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Introduced by Hannah Strong, author of Sofia Coppola: Forever Young, followed by a book signing

Dir. Sofia Coppola. 1999, 97 mins. 35mm. With Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito. A quintessential expression of turn-of-the-millennium malaise, Sofia Coppola’s debut feature announced the arrival of a true American original. The director’s singular ethereal style lends absurd humor, tragedy, and tenderness to novelist Jeffrey Eugenides’s 1970s-set suburban story, which follows the coming-of-age of the four Lisbon sisters, particularly the mysterious Lux (a revelatory Dunst), kept under close watch by overprotective parents. Says author Hannah Strong, “Coppola’s hyper-feminine aesthetic (featuring frilly, flowy fabrics, stuffed animals, jewelry and trinkets) and pastel color palette have gone on to inspire fashion, perfumes, photography, and countless teenage girls around the world, as well as those who came of age when the film was released.”

Hannah Strong is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies magazine and a film critic who has written for GQ, Vulture, The Guardian, and others. Sofia Coppola: Forever Young is her first book. Hannah lives in London, and you can find her on Twitter @thethirdhan.

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.