Part of See It Big! Spielberg Summer
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Redstone Theater

Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1989, 122 mins. 35mm. Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Audrey Hepburn. Spielberg’s most underappreciated film is a heartfelt ode to 1940s Hollywood moviemaking, equal parts screwball romance, action spectacular, and tear-jerking ghost story. Dreyfuss and Hunter have marvelous chemistry as, respectively, a doomed forest-fire-fighting pilot and his air-traffic-controller girlfriend; after he dies in an accident, he returns to haunt her and help her find love again. In remaking a favorite film of his youth, Victor Fleming’s A Guy Named Joe, Spielberg creates something that is both a throwback—like a combination of Hawks’s Only Angels Have Wings and Mankiewicz’s The Ghost and Mrs. Muir—and wholly his own, a rapturous and funny vision of the afterlife right here on earth.

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.)

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Other Dates
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4:00 pm