Sunday, December 29, 2019
1:00 pm–2:50 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-12-29 13:00:00 2019-12-29 14:50:00 A Serious Man 12/29/19 1:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (USA, 2009, 106 min.).

It is 1967. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg; The Post, The Shape of Water), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just learned that his wife is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of Larry’s pompous colleagues, whom she finds more substantial than her feckless husband. Suddenly adrift, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis, hoping to find equilibrium. 

A Serious Man makes its message of accepting misfortune clear in its opening moments, when the words of Rashi, a medieval rabbi, appear on the screen: “Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you.”

“Euphoric, sad, and thoughtful all at once, this strange and wonderful film is rounded off with a gloriously well-crafted apocalyptic vision and a chilling intimation of divine retribution for earthly wrongdoing.” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film Festival on December 29th.

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Wheelchair accessible

Past Dates and Times

Friday, December 27, 2019

Ticket Information

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