Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. James Gray. 2000. 115 mins. 35mm. With Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan. Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway. Set in James Caan’s childhood neighborhood of Sunnyside, and largely transpiring within eyeshot of the Museum, Queen native James Gray’s The Yards brings an operatic emotional tenor to the lives of New York’s working class strivers and schemers. Mark Wahlberg plays Leo Handler, a street criminal and recent ex-con who is destined for more trouble when he starts working for his uncle Frank (Caan), a rail contractor enriched by a history of shady dealings who also employs his best pal Willie (Joaquin Phoenix). “James Caan, the original Sonny Corleone, is conveniently on hand to infuse The Yards with his smiling-cobra charm,” wrote Stephen Holden, The New York Times.
Tickets: $15 (Free for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)