Downtown Springfield Association
Moxie Cinema's The Essentials: "The Jerk"

Moxie Cinema’s The Essentials: “The Jerk”

September, 2 2019 | 12:00 pm

305 S Campbell Ave Springfield, Missouri 65806

$9 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, members get in free

“Loud and ludicrous, The Jerk is a strong contender for the funniest film of all time.” – Empire

Sunday, Sep, 01 – tbd
Monday, Sep, 02 – tbd

The Essentials: ’70s Comedies

This quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Summary: Steve Martin, in his first starring motion picture, plays Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose out-there inventions lead him from rags to riches and beyond. Along the way, he falls for a lady motorcycle racer, survives a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becomes a success by inventing the “Opti-grab”. Does it last? All one needs is a paddle ball game and remote control, after all. [Metacritic]

Starring: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams
Director: Carl Reiner
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R
Running Time: 99 min.