Saturday, Sep 23 at 3:00 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Note: The Sunday, September 24 screening will take place in the Bartos Screening Room.
Dir. Phil Morrison. 2005, 106 mins. 35mm. With Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, Amy Adams, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson, Ben McKenzie. A true American beauty, rich in character, complex in theme, Junebug was the debut feature for both director Morrison and writer Angus MacLachlan and remains one of the smartest and most moving domestic dramas of the century so far. Remembered most often for Adams’s marvelous, Oscar-nominated breakout as a very pregnant sweetheart named Ashley, who’s dealing with an increasingly distant husband (McKenzie), Junebug is even more fascinating for Davidtz’s portrayal of fish-out-of-water Madeleine, a Chicago art gallery owner who accompanies her taciturn husband (Nivola) to his North Carolina hometown only to become woven into a complex net of human comedy. MacLachlan’s elegant, effortlessly empathetic script and Morrison’s exquisite, welcomely eccentric direction combine to make something that still feels extraordinary. “Junebug is about the bonds of family, for better or for worse, and their propensity to morph and alter with each passing season, the need to make room for change, to allow for error, to accept transition with open arms.” —Michael Koresky, Reverse Shot
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.