Dolemite Is My Name
Screenings
Part of the series MoMA Contenders 2019

Dolemite Is My Name, with Eddie Murphy

Monday Dec 2, 2019 7:30 PM

The genesis of cinematic genius has been the subject of many movies, but none of them has delved into a character as charismatic and suave as Rudy Ray Moore (with the possible exception of Ed Wood). As portrayed by a never-better Eddie Murphy, Moore is the most endearing real-life character you're likely to see on screen this year. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (who, as it happens, also wrote Tim Burton's Ed Wood), the film follows the infamous and hilarious production of Moore's landmark blacksploitation classic Dolemite. Bathed in costume designer Ruth E Carter's 1970s-era glam, and featuring fall-on-the-floor-great supporting performances by Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Wesley Snipes, this film is already legendary.

Dolemite is My Name. 2019. USA. Directed by Craig Brewer. Written by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski. With Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan Michael-Key. 117 min.

Q&A with Eddie Murphy to follow.

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$20 General admission
$10 Hammer Members with a valid discount code

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MoMA Contenders 2019 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
 
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