Adapted from Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 novel, Beloved emits currents of tension from its first frame. Formerly enslaved Sethe, played with incredible pathos by Oprah Winfrey, weighs her newfound freedom against the crippling weight of losing her firstborn daughter and the energy of fending off an angry poltergeist. Sethe and daughter Denver find their life further unsettled by the sudden appearance of a supernatural being, who may be Sethe's firstborn, reincarnated. Beloved's achievements in costume design, acknowledged with a nomination for Colleen Atwood at the 71st Oscars, are beautifully showcased in the film's large crowd scenes. 

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Demme. WRITTEN BY: Akosua Busia, Richard LaGravenese, Adam Brooks. CAST: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandiwe Newton, Kimberly Elise. 1998. 172 min. USA. Color. English. Rated R. 35mm.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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Fanny's Restaurant & Café
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All guests who present a ticket for a film screening, Tuesday through Saturday (and the first Sunday of every month), receive 10% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages at Fanny's. Discount only applicable on the same day as the screening and cannot be redeemed for another screening or date. Dinner reservations can be made on OpenTable or Resy.