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MFA Film: Jacob's Ladder (35mm)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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Join MFA Film for a screening of Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), a psychological horror film about the effects of war on the human mind.

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks. Singer struggles to hold on to his sanity as the people around him morph into demonic creatures, leading him to wonder if he is losing his mind or being haunted by supernatural horrors.

The screening is part of "On the Fringe: American Cult Films of the 1980s" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, highlighting wildly creative independent films from the 1980s and early '90s that opened viewers' minds to new ideas: supernatural phenomena, otherworldly creatures and the countercultures thriving on the fringes of American society. The yearlong series began in January and jumps forward a year each month before concluding in December with a film from 1991.

The MFA's Film Program is recognized as one of the country's leading independent exhibitors of film, presenting more than 500 screenings of independent, foreign and classic films every year.

MFA members can get free tickets to every film in the yearlong series (plus hundreds of other screenings) by joining Friends of Film, a group that connects film lovers with other cinephiles through discussions and events: bit.ly/2hYLBB0