Selected by the Sound Branch. Special Guest: Sound designer Richard King will join us for a pre-screening conversation.

Selected by the Sound Branch. 
Writer-director Christopher Nolan’s action-packed sci-fi thriller takes place in a near future when science has given people the ability to enter and influence other people’s dreams. Leonardo DiCaprio plays one such “extractor,” whose latest assignment is imperiled by a tragic figure from his own past. The film received high praise for its dazzling visuals, winning Oscars for its Cinematography (Wally Pfister) and Visual Effects (Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley, Peter Bebb), but the film’s soundscape was equally important to its impact in subtly evoking the film’s overlapping dream worlds, with additional Oscars won for Sound Editing (Richard King) and Sound Mixing (Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, Ed Novick).

DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan. WRITTEN BY: Christopher Nolan. CAST: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine. 2010. 149 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG-13. 70mm.
This program is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology. 
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

Make It Dinner and a Movie

Fanny's Restaurant & Café
Fanny's Restaurant & Café

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.