Museum of the Moving Image Presents Special Evening with SOPRANOS Creator David Chase Tonight
David Chase was the creator and showrunner of The Sopranos (1999-2007), and his vision for the series is reflected in all 86 of its episodes. Of these, he directed just two: the pilot and the finale. Museum of the Moving Image will present a special evening with David Chase in conversation with Chief Curator David Schwartz about the groundbreaking HBO television series, following a screening of these two episodes.
Tickets are $30 public / $18 Museum members (and free for Silver Screen members and above).
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Airing on January 10, 1999, the first episode of The Sopranos introduced James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mobster, family man, and self-proclaimed "waste management consultant." The final episode, "Made in America" aired eight years later, on June 10, 2007, with a stunning and widely discussed ending. In The Wall Street Journal, Dorothy Rabinowitz recently called The Sopranos "a dramatic enterprise unequaled in television history, and by most of what Hollywood offers today."
"The Sopranos had a remarkable team of directors, writers, cast, and crew helmed by a visionary creator," said Schwartz. "This series was a richly detailed and panoramic allegory of contemporary America, a reinvention of the crime drama, and perhaps the show that inspired the current renaissance of quality television series."
David Chase was previously at the Museum in November 2012 with a screening of his debut film Not Fade Away. In June 2000, the Museum screened the entire first two seasons of The Sopranos in a marathon presentation on the big screen.
Museum of the Moving Image (movingimage.us) advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its stunning facilities-acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design-the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.
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