The Piano

Part of See It Big: The Return!
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Jane Campion. 1993, 117 mins. 35mm. With Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker, Genevieve Lemon. After exploding onto the film scene with her breathtaking features Sweetie and An Angel at My Table, Jane Campion broke through with this astonishing feminist love story. Hunter won an Oscar as Ada McGrath, a fiercely independent Scottish woman who speaks only through her beloved piano, and who travels with her young daughter (Paquin, a Best Supporting Actress winner at age 11) to the harsh frontier of 19th-century New Zealand after being sold into marriage. Disconnected from her quietly cruel new husband (Neill), Ada falls into an affair with a charismatic neighbor (Keitel) who uses her piano as the ultimate bargaining chip. A film of sensorial pleasure and gothic power—and featuring a magnificent cascading score by Michael Nyman—The Piano won Campion a screenwriting Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / $7 MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase (limit 4 tickets per order), an electronic ticket will be sent via email to facilitate contactless check-in; seating will be assigned upon arrival on a first-come, first-seated basis. Learn more here.

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