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The Yards

Saturday, Oct 15 at 3:30 pm

10/14: With James Gray in person (Bartos Screening Room)
10/15: Redstone Theater

Dir. James Gray. 2000, 115 mins. 35mm. With Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan. Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway. Set in Caan’s childhood neighborhood of Sunnyside (and largely transpiring within eyeshot of the Museum), Queens native Gray’s The Yards brings an operatic emotional tenor to the lives of New York’s working-class strivers and schemers. Wahlberg plays Leo Handler, a street criminal and recent ex-con who’s destined for more trouble when he starts working for his uncle Frank (Caan, in a performance The New York Times‘ Stephen Holden praised for its “smiling-cobra charm”), a rail contractor enriched by a history of shady dealings who also employs Leo’s best pal, Willie (Joaquin Phoenix), who in turn recruits his friend in a grift that could ruin them all.

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.