With a long Thanksgiving weekend upon us, Queens residents may be looking for a fun, relaxing indoor activity to do after stuffing themselves with turkey on Thursday. The Museum of Moving Image has packed the days from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 with films and activities for children and adults alike.
The Museum, located at 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, is taking advantage of the long weekend by holding several events between Friday and Sunday. A retrospective on the career of actress Julianne Moore will be the centerpiece, showing six of her most well-known films over the course of three days. For the kids, there will be a screening looking back at Rowlf the Dog as well as a puppet party workshop on Friday.
For Moore’s film series, the Museum is screening movies that matched her with some of today’s most acclaimed directors. It will kick off on Friday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. with “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Directed by Steven Spielberg, this sequel to 1993’s smash-hit, “Jurassic Park,” was Moore’s first major action movie role. Later than evening at 7 p.m., Moore will appear as the avant-garde artist Maude in the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, “The Big Lebowski.”
On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m., Moore will appear in “Far From Heaven,” a film directed by Todd Haynes that features her as a 1950s housewife who falls in love with her Black gardener. Moore received an Oscar nomination for her performance. At 7 p.m., another one of Moore’s Oscar nominated roles, as seasoned porn star Amber Waves in “Boogie Nights,” will be screened.
The series will wrap up on Sunday, Dec. 1, starting with “Safe” at 4 p.m. Moore stars as Carol White, a housewife who becomes allergic to the chemical toxins in her environment. The final film, shown at 7 p.m., will be “The Kids Are Alright,” which features Moore as a lesbian parent whose teenage children seek out their biological father.
For the kids, there will be two events about puppets and puppetry for them to enjoy. On Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, at 1 p.m., there will be a screening of “A Dog’s Life: A Rowlf Retrospective.” As part of the monthly series “Jim Henson’s World,” the film will celebrate the greatest moments of Rowlf the Dog, from commercials to “The Muppet Show.”
At 1:15 p.m. all three days, kids will become puppet makers and performers in an hour-long holiday workshop.