In celebration of the exhibition “M. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions,” MFA Film presents a retrospective of contemporary auteur Christopher Nolan, known for his masterful blending of intricate storytelling with explosive action. Nolan has long drawn inspiration from the mind-bending draftsman, an influence that can be seen in the filmmaker’s frequent use of narrative time loops and infinitely repeating shapes, as well as the recreation of Escher’s impossible staircase in Inception (2010) and the four-dimensional “tesseract” structure in Interstellar (2014). Despite working in very different mediums, both artists have created wildly complex miniature worlds for us to spend hours getting lost in, each blurring the boundaries between science, mathematics, and art.


Ticket Packages

Nolan fans can save by purchasing a ticket package for five films in the series (below, on sale April 19) or a Dark Knight double feature package.

Audience

Adults

Tickets Available

4/19/2018 10:00 am
Members $35.00
Nonmembers $40.00

In This Series

Film Still: Following

Film

Following
May 16, 2018
8:00 pm9:30 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (UK, 1998, 70 min.). 35mm.

Film

The Prestige
May 18, 2018
5:00 pm7:15 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2006, 130 min.). 35mm.

Film

Memento
May 18, 2018
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2000, 113 min.). Digital.

Film Still: Following

Film

Following
May 19, 2018
12:30 pm2:00 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (UK, 1998, 70 min.). 35mm.

Film

The Prestige
May 19, 2018
2:30 pm4:45 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2006, 130 min.). 35mm.

Film

Memento
May 20, 2018
11:00 am1:05 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2000, 113 min.). Digital.

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Interstellar
May 20, 2018
1:30 pm4:25 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2014, 169 min.). 35mm.

Film

The Quay Brothers in 35mm
May 23, 2018
8:00 pm9:15 pm

By various directors.

film still inception

Film

Inception
May 24, 2018
5:00 pm7:35 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2010, 148 min.). 35mm.

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Dunkirk
May 24, 2018
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2017, 106 min.). 35mm.

film still inception

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Inception
May 25, 2018
8:00 pm10:35 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA, 2010, 148 min.). 35mm.

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The Dark Knight
May 26, 2018
11:00 am1:35 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan (USA/UK, 2008, 152 min.). 35mm.

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