Listen to Me Marlon
Dir. Stevan Riley. 2015, 103 mins. DCP. Culled from hundreds of hours of private, never-before-heard audio recordings, and paired with vintage film clips and archival footage, this is the story of Marlon Brando as told by Marlon Brando. Director and editor Stevan Riley does much more than synthesize archival material into a worthy biography—he effectively exhumes the legendary actor to explore matters existential, psychological, and creative, even employing Brando’s digitally rendered likeness (actually commissioned by the Oscar-winner before his death) to hauntingly address the audience from the cinematic beyond. Formally audacious and emotionally devastating, Listen to Me Marlon is an appropriately complex and innovative portrait of the artist.
Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding online reservations.)
All tickets include same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.