Thursday, November 30
Exclusively presented on 35mm thru Thursday! Please note that the 6pm and 8:30pm screenings on Nov. 29 and 30 will be screened on a DCP.
Collect an exclusive May December poster while supplies last!
Arrive early to our Sunday, Dec. 3 screening at 6:15pm for a chance to receive a free t-shirt or book related to the films of Todd Haynes!
2023 Gotham Award winner for Best Supporting Performance (Charles Melton)
Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a popular television star, has arrived in a tight-knit island community in Savannah. Here, she will be doing intimate research for a new part, ingratiating herself into the lives of Gracie (Julianne Moore), whom she’ll be playing on-screen, and her much younger husband, Joe (Charles Melton), to better understand the psychology and circumstances that more than 20 years ago made them notorious tabloid figures. As Elizabeth attempts to get closer to the family, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing difficult, long-dormant emotions to resurface. From the sensational premise born from first time screenwriter Samy Burch’s brilliant script, director Todd Haynes (Safe, Carol) has constructed an American tale of astonishing richness and depth, which touches the pressure and pleasure points of a culture obsessed equally with celebrity and trauma. It’s a feat of storytelling and pinpoint-precise tone that is shrewd in its wicked embrace of melodrama while also genuinely moving in its humane treatment of tricky subject matter. Boasting a trio of bravura, mercurial performances by Moore, Portman, and Melton, May December is a film about human exploitation, the elusive nature of performance, and the slipperiness of truth that confirms Todd Haynes’s status as one of our consummate movie artists. A Netflix release.
Film at Lincoln Center’s programming is generously supported by Tara Kelleher and Roy Zuckerberg.
Please note: Open caption screenings of the film will play on Dec. 2 at 12:30pm, Dec. 3 at 6:15pm, Dec. 4 at 6:15pm, and Dec. 6 at 6:15pm.
Closed captions and audio descriptions are available with our capti-view devices for 6pm and 8:30pm screenings on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 and all screenings in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, starting Dec. 1.
Recommended Film Comment reading:
- The Film Comment Podcast: Todd Haynes on May December
- Cannes 2023 Dispatch: May December
- The Film Comment Podcast: May December
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