See It Big! Action

April 19th 2019 - July 14th 2019

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In a sense, all movies are "action" movies; cinema is movement and light, after all. Since nearly the very beginning, spectacle and stunt work have been essential parts of the form. There is nothing quite like watching physical feats, pulse-pounding drama, and epic confrontations on a large screen alongside other astonished moviegoers. See It Big! Action offers up some favorites of the genre. Beginning with early cinematic swashbucklers and continuing with movies distinguished by white-knuckle chase sequences, death-defying stunts, policier set pieces, and outsized acts of improbable bravery, the series highlights work from some of the form's greatest practitioners, including John Woo, Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, Akira Kurosawa, Kathryn Bigelow, Jackie Chan, and much more.

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