The Jerk | SOLD OUT!

Film begins at dusk.

The Jerk, 1979 © Universal Pictures. Courtesy Photofest

(1979, dir. Carl Reiner, 94 mins, R)
In Steve Martin’s first feature film, he stars as Navin R. Johnson, a dim-witted southerner who hitchhikes to St. Louis after hearing a Lawrence Welk tune on the radio. When Navin reaches St. Louis, he finds work at a gas station that leads him to develop “Opti-Grab,” a solution for slippery glasses. Navin also finds that he is targeted by an assassin who randomly chooses Navin from the phone book. Navin escapes and hides in a nearby carnival, where he meets and falls in love with Marie. This comedic adventure, which was a box-office smash in 1979, was based on one of Martin’s stand-up routines.

Bring your ukulele and join in our impromptu "Uke band" prior to the screening. Bonus prizes for anyone who can actually play their instrument.

Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center on Floor 1. The Welcome Desk and Box Office will open at 6 pm for ticket sales and will call on the day of the show. PLEASE NOTE: The museum galleries close at 5 pm.

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The Jerk | SOLD OUT! Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN