Free Admission and Movies at the Dallas Museum of Art – July 2010

Join the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Film Society for FREE summer screenings of films set on the beach or at sea. Before each film, critics, filmmakers, curators, and special guests will discuss how coastal landscapes inspire filmmakers and visual artists alike.  Thursday evenings, July 15–August 12, 7:00 p.m. Horchow Auditorium.    Museum admission is FREE on these evenings courtesy of Ovation TV. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not required.

July 15 –  LianxiQu  (IslandEtude)
Presented in partnership with the Asian Film Festival of Dallas
Thursday, July 15
With a few weeks off from classes, a young man with a bike sets off for adventure and pedals around the coastal perimeter of Taiwan, encountering a variety of fellow travelers and interesting characters along the way. The directorial debut of famed cinematographer En Chen, Island Etude was Taiwan’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 2007.
This film is not rated (108 minutes).

Rebecca (1940)
Thursday, July 22
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s celebrated novel and the first American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Rebecca is a gothic story of a naive young woman who marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic seaside mansion, only to find that the memory of her predecessor maintains a grip on her new husband and the servants.
This film is rated PG (130 minutes).

Les vacances de M. Hulot (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday) (1953)
Thursday, July 29
Jacques Tati’s beloved character Monsieur Hulot visits a beachside hotel for a vacation and accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc. The first film in Tati’s Hulot series is a “masterpiece of gentle slapstick.”
This film is rated PG (87 minutes).

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