This year’s Fall Film Series promises to be one of the best to date! The Fall Film Series begins with new prints from Janus Films of the work of Japanese master director Akira Kurosawa, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Kurosawa retrospective includes the undeniable classic Seven Samurai in its definitive version, clocking in at almost four hours. Please note that the film is an hour longer than the version that was screened a decade ago, so the introduction will be short!
The Museum’s special exhibition - American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell opens November 7. The second half of the program presents films evoking the world of Norman Rockwell, a theme that continues into the Winter Film Series 2011. The lineup features a not-quite hero of World War II, two self-reliant little girls, and the perfect small town that may not be quite so perfect, as well as some enlightening entries from the A/V Geeks film archives.
Here is a quick list of the films being shown this fall:
Friday, September 17 | 8 pm
Friday, September 24 | 8 pm
Friday, October 1 | 8 pm
Ikiru (To Live)
Friday, October 8 | 8 pm
Friday, October 15 | 8 pm
Friday, October 22 | 8 pm
Hail the Conquering Hero
Friday, October 29 | 8 pm
Friday, November 5 | 8 pm
Friday, November 12 | 8 pm
Films from the A/V Geeks Collection
Friday, November 19 | 8 pm
Arrive early to enhance your familiarity with the new galleries and enjoy dinner at Iris, the Museum Restaurant. Or simply relax at Art in the Evening in the West Building Lobby before the show.
(1954) Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Yoshio Inaba, Seiji Miyaguchi. (207 min.)
$3.50 Museum members, students, Cinema Inc. and Galaxy Cinema members
$5 All others
Fall Film Series Pass
Valid for 10 screenings
$35 ($25 Museum members, students, Cinema Inc. and Galaxy Cinema members)
Tickets are available online, by phone at (919) 715-5923, and in person at the Museum Box Office. Many films sell out so be sure to get your tickets soon.