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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.

Film Series Fall 2013 All films shown at 7:00 pm, 106 Pickard Hall
Free and open to the public


6 Friday
A Separation (2011) Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library in connection with this year’s One-Read selection, The Ruins of Us

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Starring Leila Hatami and Peyman Moadi

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh, but when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father, they separate. More conflicts arise concerning issues of class, religion, and culture in this film focused on a family in crisis.

19 Thursday *NOTE 7:30pm start time*
Beauty and the Beast (1945)

Directed by Jean Cocteau and René Clément
Starring Josette Day and Jean Marais

This eighteenth century-fairy tale shares some of the motifs of Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin. A wonderful, magical telling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, with many memorable scenes and romantic performances, Cocteau’s version cements his reputation as a filmmaker and a poet.


4 Friday
Tom Jones (1963)

Directed by Tony Richardson
Starring Albert Finney and Susannah York

Best known for its extended food orgy scene, this adaptation of Fielding's novel portrays the bawdy and comic adventures of Tom Jones (Finney) in eighteenth-century England. Abandoned as an infant, Jones is found and raised by a wealthy landowner, growing up to become a charming womanizer. Will it get him hanged? Winner of four Academy Awards including best picture, director, and screenplay.

17 Thursday
A Touch of Spice[“Politiki kouzina”] (2003)

Directed by Tassos Boulmetis
Starring Georges Corraface  and Tassos Bandis

The original Greek title is a play on the cuisine of Constantinople (“the City”) as well as the role that politics play in the lives of the main characters. Professor Fanis Iakovides recalls his childhood memories growing up in Istanbul. In 1964 Fanis, his family, and most Greek citizens who lived in Istanbul were deported to Greece. Thirty-five years later he travels back to his birthplace to reunite with his grandfather and his first love.


1 Friday
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Directed by Charles Crichton
Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline

Two members of Monty Python top off the perfect cast of this wickedly hilarious comedy, co-written by Cleese. Four conniving thieves try to retrieve stolen jewels from a safe deposit box and each other. An unexpectedly romantic subplot complements the well-timed performances and plot twists.

14 Thursday
Night of the Shooting Stars (2008)

Directed by Paulo and Vittorio Taviani
Starring Omero Antonutti and Margarita Lozano

A mix of wartime drama, comedy, Homer, and magical realism, this quintessentially Italian tale of collective heroism is full of powerful images. As Cecilia and her son watch shooting stars, she tells of a similar night in  1944 when she was six and the residents of her small Tuscan town defied the Nazis during the final days of World War II.


6 Friday
Bedazzled (1967)

Directed by Stanley Donen
Starring Eleanor Bron, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, and Raquel Welch

Stanley (Moore) is a hapless short-order cook hopelessly in love with a waitress named Margaret (Bron), although she barely knows he's alive. Enter Satan (Cook), who grants Stanley seven wishes in return for his soul. Stanley’s efforts are hampered by the small print and the Seven Deadly Sins – including Lust (Welch)!

All films shown at 7:00 pm, 106 Pickard Hall. Free and open to the public.

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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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