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See It Big: Extended Cuts!

Oct 21, 2022 — Jan 21, 2023

Some movies never really end. They live on—and on—in alternate cuts that extend, tighten, or just overall refine their makers’ intentions. Whether these are considered “director’s” or “preferred” cuts, these other versions have frequently supplanted the original releases in our imaginations, which were often the results of disagreements between the director and the studio. In other cases, filmmakers simply wanted to expand their cinematic worlds to let in a little more light. This new edition of the Museum’s ongoing See It Big series gives audiences the rare chance to theatrically experience alternate cuts of some of our most beloved films, which have mostly in the past been relegated to home viewing. In many cases, these are how their makers originally would have wanted us to see them.

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