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Get ready to have your heart warmed, your spirits lifted, and your hope restored: MoPOP’s new film series, The Comeback, is all about lifting up the underdog, the Hail Mary, the impossible victory.

In our latest installment of Movies at MoPOP, we’ll be covering cult films from all over the genre map that exemplify the uphill battle, and eventual victory of the unlikely Comeback. Join MoPOP’s very own Kasi Gaarenstroom and a special guest every month to watch unlikely heroes achieve the impossible. All films will be screened virtually.

After over a year of isolation and untold hardship, we hope this series inspires viewers to reflect on their own Comebacks in the last 18 months. Whether you got a new job, began a new hobby, or just made it through the pandemic as best as you could, we wanna hear your comeback stories.

— Schedule —

October 9: Child's Play

November 13: 9 to 5

December 11: Cool Runnings

December 18: Kiki's Delivery Service


CHILD'S PLAY

Event date  Saturday, October 9, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

R | 87 mins | Dir. Tom Holland | 1988

“We're friends 'til the end, remember?”

Little Andy is gifted a creepy looking doll, Chucky, by his well-meaning mom. When Chucky MURDERS Andy’s babysitter, Andy realizes Chucky is more than just scary looking...

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9 to 5

Event date  Saturday, November 13, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 109 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1980

“Getting even is a full-time job.”

Three female employees daydream about ending their sexist boss’s tyrannical reign. After a weed-and-booze-fueled evening of harmless fantasizing, the ladies find that they have the opportunity to do just that.

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COOL RUNNINGS

Event date  Saturday, December 11, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 98 mins | Dir. Colin Higgins | 1993

“Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time!”

A team of Jamaican bobsledders have their eyes set on the Winter Olympics — never mind that they’ve never sled in snow! With the help of a former champion with a tarnished reputation, they might just have a shot.

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KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE

Event date  Saturday, December 18, 2021
Event time  6:00pm PT
Event location  Online: Watch Your Own
Ages  All Ages

PG | 103 mins | Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 1989

“I was feeling blue, but I'm better now.”

Kiki is 13, which means she must now leave home to become a full-fledged witch. With just her broom and her black cat Jiji, Kiki must learn to make it in a new town. When her witch powers start to falter, Kiki has a crisis of faith. Can she get over her mental block to become the witch she’s meant to be?

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