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Screening: The Fisher King


With exhibitions and screenings on the art, history, technique, and science of the moving image, MoMI presents the real and imagined worlds of our past, present, and future. Join us for the start of Path Through History Weekend for a special movie screening. In his acclaimed 1991 film set and shot in New York City, director Terry Gilliam balances tragedy and comedy, fantasy and realism, romance and adventure, in this extremely early-’90s tale. A disgraced radio shock jock (Jeff Bridges) finds redemption in both the friendship of a mentally ill, homeless man (Robin Williams) who believes himself to be a knight on a quest for the Holy Grail, and the furiously conditional love of a video store proprietor (Mercedes Ruehl, who won an Oscar for her deliciously animated performance). From a sharp and sensitive script by Richard LaGravenese, Gilliam constructs a splendid alternate, near-fantasy version of Manhattan, which locates the beauty and horror of city life as vividly as any movie of its era. The film is presented as part of the Museum's major summer film series See It Big at the ’90s Multiplex. The Fisher King will screen on Friday, June 14, 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, at 5:45 p.m. $15 adults / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17).

Museum of the Moving Image
  • 36-01 35th Ave.
  • Queens, NY 11106