Museum of the Moving Image will present a special screening of Tom O'Horgan's 1974 film adaptation of Ionesco's Rhinoceros. Reuniting Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder for the first and only time after The Producers, Rhinoceros is an adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist play, anti-fascist play, which premiered at the Royal Court in London in 1960 and was directed by Orson Welles. Mostel won a Tony Award in a production the following year for the role he reprises in the film with physical-comedic genius. The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Columbia University political scientist Ester Fuchs and acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck about how the political theories explored in the story still resonate today.
Reserve tickets via the event webpage. This program is part of the Museum's ongoing Science on Screen Series.