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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.

Location: at the University of Missouri, 106 Lefevre Hall, on University Avenue, across from the University Ave Parking Garage.

All films shown at 7:00pm
Free and open to the public


Friday, September 5
Rape of Europa (2006)

Sponsored by the Daniel Boone Regional Library in connection with the One-Read selection, The Boys in the Boat. The film will be introduced by the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s director, Alex Barker.

Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newnham

Narrated by: Joan Allen

The epic story of the destruction, theft, and rescue of the great artworks of Europe during World War II. As Nazis loot and pillage, those dedicated to saving the art do everything in their power, including emptying the Louvre and evacuating the Hermitage. This documentary includes historic and extraordinary footage and interviews.

Thursday, September 18
Ever After (1998)

Directed by Andy Tennant

Starring: Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Houston

The Cinderella fairy tale is turned on its head in this story set in sixteenth century France. Renamed Danielle (Barrymore) our hero is very capable and independent. In no need of rescue by a prince, she ends up with one anyway.


Thursday, Oct 16
Orpheus (1950)

Directed by Jean Cocteau

Starring: Marie Déa and Jean Marais

Cocteau’s lyrical and haunting film places the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in contemporary France. The poet Orpheus receives his inspiration from a car radio, while Death is accompanied by attendants on motorcycles. The visual effects compliment the poetic imagery.


Thursday, November 20
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Directed by Don Chaffey

Starring: Todd Armstrong, Honor Blackman, and the special effects of Ray Harryhausen

Mythological fun for the whole family. Will the hero Jason fulfill his quest to win the Golden Fleece? Thrill to the clashing rocks! Marvel at Medea’s sorcery! Wonder at the ravenous Harpies and Talos, the bronze giant!


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The Museum of Art and Archaeology reserves the right to cancel events due to poor weather, low registration, or other unforeseen events. Please provide a contact number when registering for educational programs in order to be notified promptly.

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Museum of Art and Archeology offers vintage films in conjunction with current exhibits
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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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