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Oppenheimer (2023) on 70mm film

Opens on January 20

Director: Christopher Nolan Run Time: 180 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr.

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

About the film:

Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and acting nominations for Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt. Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (2023) also received eight Golden Globe nominations and won five, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Cillian Murphy stars as J. Robert Oppenheimer with Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Academy Award winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. Oppenheimer (2023) is filmed in a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX black and white analogue photography.

About the filmmaker:

Christopher Nolan is a British-American writer, director, and producer famous for his innovative, story-driven filmmaking. He got his start at the Slamdance Film Festival in 1999 with his debut feature, the neo-noir crime thriller Following (1998). His second film, the cult classic Memento (2000), premiered at Sundance the following year. He earned increasing admiration for his helming of the Dark Knight trilogy and pushing the boundaries of filmmaking with his compelling engineering of stories inspired by real scientific concepts in The Prestige (2006)Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), and Tenet (2020). He has also crafted two compelling masterpieces about World War II – Dunkirk (2017) and the much-anticipated Oppenheimer (2023). Together, Nolan’s films have received numerous accolades, including 11 Academy Awards and 36 nominations.

Nolan is a prominent supporter of the essential art of film. The Film Center has been proud to present his four most recent features – all collaborations with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema – on 70mm film.

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