Marie Antoinette

  • Saturday July 23, 2022 2:00 PM

Marie Antoinette is a thoroughly modern confection, blending insouciance and sophistication, heartfelt longing and self-conscious posing with the guileless self-assurance of a great pop song. What to do for pleasure? Go see this movie, for starters.” AO Scott, New York Times.

“The Cannes screening of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette was booed with gusto and vilified for being historically misguided, emotionally empty and wildly indulgent. While debatably guilty on all three counts, this is only a fraction of the story, for Marie Antoinette is a hedonistic riot of spirited, capricious filmmaking; a sexy, witty, dynamic romp, fired by more imagination than a thousand Merchant Ivorys and propelled by the best soundtrack of the year.” Ian Freer, Empire.

“Coppola is keenly attuned to female stories, interested in giving full lives to the women she depicts onscreen; and she has a knack for creating rich worlds with as much vibrancy on the interior terrain (be that physical or psychological) as the exterior.” Allie Gemmill, Collider.

Sofia Coppola’s electrifying yet intimate retelling of the life of history’s favorite villainess masterfully creates a fantasy world of decadence and opulence with the richest of details in décor, costumes, wigs, etc. The first American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Director for Lost in Translation, Coppola made her feature-length directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama The Virgin Suicides, the first of her collaborations with the actress Kirsten Dunst. Her films have been described as "richly detailed portraits with bittersweet emotional palettes" laced with themes of loneliness, wealth, privilege, isolation, youth, and femininity.
PG-13; 123 minutes


In conjunction with the Modern’s exhibition Women Painting Women, this series presents landmark films from acclaimed women directors, all featuring a unique creative vision and tour de force performances from actresses in the leading roles. Tickets are $5; free for Reel People. Click here for information about the special benefits of joining Reel People, a membership add-on for film enthusiasts.


July 2, 2 pm - Frida

July 16, 2 pm - Daughters of the Dust

July 23, 2 pm - Marie Antoinette

July 30, 11 am - The Tango Lesson

July 30, 2 pm - Orlando