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 11:30 a.m. on November 24 to secure a position in the standby line.
With actors Melissa Leo and Jake Gyllenhaal, director Denis Villeneuve, and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski in person
Dir. Denis Villeneuve. 2013, 153 mins. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Viola Davis. In this riveting thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), Hugh Jackman gives an astonishing performance as Keller Dover, a father whose six-year-old daughter is missing, together with her young friend. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) arrests a potential suspect, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads and pressure mounts, knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. Critic Scott Foundas raved in Variety: “A spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center that marks a grand-slam English-lingo debut for the gifted Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve. Powered by an unusually rich, twisty script by Aaron Guzikowski and career-best performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, [Prisoners] sustains an almost unbearable tension for two-and-a-half hours of screen time, satisfying as both a high-end genre exercise and a searing adult drama of the sort Hollywood almost never makes anymore.”
Tickets: $25 public / $15 Museum members / free for Silver Screen and above.