Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
Director: Martin Scorsese Run Time: 206 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, Robert De Niro, Tantoo Cardinal
Country: United States
Language: English, Sioux
About the film:
World Premiere, 2023 Cannes Film Festival
At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder.
Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart and Mollie Kyle, Killers of the Flower Moon (2023) is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal. From Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book.
“a gripping story about true love and white greed… This is top-shelf Scorsese… as entertaining as it is thoughtful.”
—Brian Truitt, USA TODAY
About the filmmaker:
Martin Scorsese is an influential and award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He is the recipient of numerous accolades and honors, including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1997, the Kennedy Center Honor in 2007, and the BAFTA Fellowship in 2012. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”—Mean Streets (1973), his Palme d’Or winner Taxi Driver (1976), concert documentary The Last Waltz (1978), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990).
An advocate for film preservation and restoration, Scorsese founded three nonprofit organizations: the Film Foundation in 1990, the World Cinema Foundation in 2007, and the African Film Heritage Project in 2017. The Film Center celebrated the films of Martin Scorsese in our 2021 Summer Season series Mondays with Marty.See our upcoming films