Sunday, January 16, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Sean Baker. United States. 2021, 128 mins. DCP. With Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Judy Hill. The audacious new comedy from writer-director Sean Baker (Tangerine, The Florida Project) stars Simon Rex in a magnetic, live-wire performance as a uniquely American hustler who returns to the Texas hometown that barely tolerates him. With the 2016 presidential election as its humorous, ominous backdrop, Red Rocket functions as both an absurd evocation of a specific place and time, and a timeless, quick-witted dramatization of the kind of toxic machismo that destroys everything in its wake, especially the lives of women. Darkly funny and humane, Red Rocket is as charming and discomfiting as its main character. An A24 release.