Free Admission / Free Film Screenings Thurday Evenings at Dallas Museum of Art – July 15- August 12

The Dallas Museum of Art has free general admission on Thursday evenings, July 15–August 12 from 5-9pm and Museum admission is FREE on these evenings courtesy of Ovation TV as part of the free screenings of movies featuring stunning coastlines. Please come to this free event and join the DMA and the Dallas Film Society for 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. Support for Coastlines on Film is provided by The Robert J. O’Donnell Endowment Fund, The Dallas Film Society, and Ovation TV.

Free film screenings will happen at 7:00 p.m.
Horchow Auditorium

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are not required.  From Southern California to the French Riviera, from Cape Cod to Copacabana,

Lianxi Qu (Island Etude) (2006)
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).
Program introduction by Dr. Heather MacDonald, The Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the DMA and curator of Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea, and Crystal Decker-Norwood, Director of Programming for the Asian Film Festival of Dallas.
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).Program introduction by Dr. Rick Worland, Professor of Cinema-TV at SMU and author of The Horror Film: An Introduction.

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).
Program introduction by Bruce Dubose, Executive Producer of Undermain Theatre Company.

Step into Liquid (2003)
Thursday, August 5
In what Rolling Stone describes as the best surfing documentary ever made,” director Dana Brown profiles more than thirty surfers and uses breathtaking cinematography to capture surf culture from around the world—from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from  the coasts of Ireland to Chile.
This film is rated PG (87 minutes).
Program introduction by Dan Parker and Michelle Christenson, curators of the Texas Surf Museum and authors of Surfing Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. The authors will be available after the screening for a book signing in the Museum Store.
Whale Rider (2002)
Thursday, August 12
In this contemporary story of love, rejection, and triumph, Pai, a young Maori girl, fights to fulfill a destiny that was meant for someone else in her small New Zealand coastal village. Directed by Nikki Caro, Whale Rider won a number of international film awards, including a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Keisha Castle-Hughes in her acting debut as Pai.This film is rated PG-13 (101 minutes).

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, Texas 75201

PS Also remember that the Dallas Museum of Art is FREE on the First Tuesday of each month (Special ticket prices may apply to exhibitions)

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