And with the October 20 release of the new movie adaptation of “Wonderstruck” by director Todd Haynes, the Museum of the Moving Image will present a preview of the film with Selznick, production designer Mark Friedberg and costume designer Sandy Powell in attendance.
In the “Wonderstruck” story, there is a pair of emotional stories set in different time periods. A young deaf boy travels from Minnesota to New York in 1977 to look for the father he never knew. Fifty years earlier, a deaf girl dreams of a mysterious actress and goes to New York to find her.
“It is fitting that ‘Wonderstruck,’ is partly set in two beloved New York museums, with keys scenes in the American Museum of Natural History and the New York panorama at the Queens Museum,” said MoMI Chief Curator David Schwartz. “Set in two different time periods—the 1970s and 1920s—’Wonderstruck’ feels like a magical museum of sorts; collecting and exploring the past are two of its key themes.”
“We are pleased to partner with Brian Selznick in putting together a series of films that inspired the book and the film,” Schwartz added.
The films presented in “Inspiring Wonderstruck,” include “I’m Not There,” a 2007 bold portrait of legendary singer Bob Dylan, and Hal Ashby’s 1979 film “Being There,” which directly inspired a scene in “Wonderstruck.”
Each film is $15. For tickets and the full schedule, visit www.movingimage.us.
Friday, October 13, 7:00 P.M.
Preview Screening With Brian Selznick, Mark Friedberg, and Sandy Powell in person; followed by a book signing
Saturday, October 14, 4:00 P.M.
The Night of the Hunter
Sunday, October 15, 4:00 P.M.
I’m Not There
Sunday, October 15, 6:30 P.M.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Sunday, October 22, 1:30 P.M.
Sunday, October 22, 6:30 P.M.