Moonstruck - 30th anniversary screening

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Tuesday, December 19. 7pm - 9.30 PM EST. Museum of the Moving Image - 36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, New York 11106. Tickets: $20 ($15 Museum members at Standard through Premium levels / Free for Silver Screen and above).

With its unique New York flavor and blend of outright comedy and charm, Moonstruck endures as a great romantic comedy. This 30th anniversary screening will be followed by a conversation with John Patrick Shanley, who won an Oscar for his original screenplay, and other guests to be announced.

Dir. Norman Jewison. 1987, 102 mins. 35mm. With Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello. Moonstruck is one of the most magical of romantic comedies, an ensemble piece held together by the unique poetic charm of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s writing. Cher is a revelation as Loretta Castorini, a young Brooklyn widow who is supposed to marry Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) but falls for his brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage). Also lovestruck is Loretta’s cynical mother Rose, unforgettably played by Olympia Dukakis. Shanley, Cher, and Dukakis all won Academy Awards.

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