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Film Series

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is pleased to announce the new season of its Film Series. The Museum will show films each month inspired by one of the special exhibitions on view in the Museum or about artists and art. Prior to the showing, there will be a brief introduction by the Museum Educator or a special guest. For more information, please call 573-882-5076.

The following films will be shown in Room 707 at Mizzou North (take the west elevators).


19 Thursday
Venus (2006)

Directed by Roger Michell
Starring Peter O’Toole, Jodie Whittaker, and Vanessa Redgrave

Maurice (O’Toole), a retired actor with prostate cancer, becomes smitten with his friend’s grandniece (Whittaker). The puzzling relationship between the two leads to lessons on friendship, trust, and old age. The scenes between O’Toole and Redgrave, as his ex-wife, are truly memorable in this British “comedy-drama.”


17 Thursday
Rare Birds (2001)

Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson
Starring William Hurt and Molly Parker

Dave Purcell’s (Hurt) restaurant, located in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, is failing, along with his long distance marriage. But his eccentric inventor neighbor Alphonse has a plan to get customers to flock to the place. (sorry) Truly a quirky, odd, and funny film.


21 Thursday
The Train (1964)

Directed by John Frankenheimer
Starring Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, and Paul Scofield

One reviewer described the film Monuments Men (2014) as cross between Ocean’s Eleven and The Train. A train, laden with the art treasures of Paris, is destined for Nazi Germany, unless the railway inspector and French Resistance-member Labiche (Lancaster) succeeds against German Colonel von Waldheim (Scofield). Come see this psychological and action thriller in B&W in a 7th floor aerie overlooking the Business Loop and Columbia.

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Let us know about your reactions to any of the films. See the Film Series section of the Museum's blog Musings.

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