Sunday, May 29 at 4:30 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Michael Mann. 2006, 134 mins. 35mm print of the original theatrical version. With Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Justin Theroux. Mann’s revival of the trendy 1980s TV series he helped create is not the nostalgia trip that might have flattered the masses, but rather a moody, at times florid doubling down on the original’s themes of confused identity, extra-national criminality, and undercover blues. Farrell and Foxx update Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs as hardened high-stakes vice detectives in elaborate pursuit of a South American drug lord who’s in cahoots with a nasty tribe of white supremacists. Beginning with a cold open scrum in a dance club and ending with a deadly shootout to rival the one in Mann’s Heat, Miami Vice is action film as near abstraction, all smoldering glances, careening motion, and lurid digitized colors.
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.