Photo courtesy of Annapurna Productions

American Hustle

Part of Three by David O. Russell
Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

With director David O. Russell in person
This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum's admission desk after 6:00 p.m. on December 19 to secure a position in the standby line.

Dir. David O. Russell. 2013, 129 mins. DCP courtesy of Columbia Pictures. With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence. A fictional film set in the alluring world of a stunning scandal, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that is as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films (including Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter), American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

Tickets: $20 public / $12 Museum members / free for Silver Screen and above.