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MoMA sets a marathon screening of the Back to the Future trilogy

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David Ehrlich
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The Internet is a wild and unpredictable place, but throughout all of its shifts and evolutions, one thing has remained perfectly clear: Every social network on Earth is going to lose its mind when we reach the date on which Marty McFly traveled to the future in Back to the Future II. After a mind-numbing series of Photoshopped false starts, the actual date (October 21, 2015) is finally upon us, and the Museum of Modern Art literally can't wait to celebrate: Taking advantage of the fact that series mastermind Robert Zemeckis is in town to premiere The Walk at this year's New York Film Festival (check out all of our NYFF coverage here), MoMA has programmed a comprehensive retrospective of the director's work beginning Tuesday 29, screening everything he's made since 1972's The Lift.

The series' main event, however, will undoubtedly be on Saturday October 3, when all three Back to the Future films will play back-to-back-to-back. Starting at 2pm and wrapping up just before 10pm, audiences will get to enjoy the complete quantum misadventures of McFly and Doc Brown—from Marty's 1955 mishaps at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance to Doc Brown getting it on with schoolteacher Clara Clayton in 1895 (and everything in between). Where we're going, we don't need to move for eight hours.

A special presale ticket package for the trilogy is available online through October 3. The ticket package ($25 general public, free for members) includes one ticket to the October 3 screenings of Back to the Future (2pm), Back to the Future II (5pm) and Back to the Future III (8pm).

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