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November 21, 2013 through February 23, 2014
December 12, 2013 through February 9, 2014
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Wednesday, December 11
Thursday, December 12
Thursday, December 12
Enjoy a variety of films at the Museum, from Cinema Sundays art film classics to free Brown Bag films on 2nd & 3rd Thursdays of the month and free family films on Super Saturdays (2nd Saturdays of the month).
Cinema Sundays films are presented by film scholar E.J. Hamacher and are screened in the MMA auditorium at 2:00 pm. Admission is free for Muskegon Community college students, MMA members or with paid Museum admission. Underwritten by Muskegon Community College.
Director Alberto Lattuada, 1962, 105 mins.
(in Italian with English subtitles)
In this black comedy, Badalamenti (Alberto Sordi) discovers that despite his financial success in modern Milan, nothing has changed when he visits his native Sicily with his wife and daughters. His family is disapproving, stuck in their old ways, and his godfather Don Vincenzo has a new “errand” for him to run.
AH Fest Cinema Sundays
Films will be screened every Sunday in October as part of the Muskegon community-wide Arts and Humanities Festival. This year’s Festival theme is “The Future.” October Films explore different ideas about this theme. A different guest speaker will present each Sunday film.
On The Beach
Guest speaker: Bill Seeback
Director Stanley Kramer, 1959, 134 mins.
After World War III, an American submarine crew sets out from Australia to search for survivors in the devastated northern hemisphere. Based on the novel by Nevil Shute, Kramer’s film is a dramatic statement against nuclear weapons that explores how we might find ourselves facing up to the ultimate human folly.
Guest speaker: Conor Roddy
Director Alex Rivera, 2008, 90 mins.
(in Spanish with English subtitles)
In this chilling future speculation on labor out-sourcing, U.S. - Mexico border issues, and terrorist paranoia, migrant worker and net hacker Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) fights for his humanity while seeking work by being connected to a global “virtual-labor” network via physically implanted nodes.
Time After Time
Guest speaker: Foley Schuler
Director Nicholas Meyer, 1979, 112 mins.
From his study in Victorian England, H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) uses his time machine to chase Jack the Ripper into the “future” - 1979 San Francisco, that is - where Wells finds himself much more the outsider of mainstream society than the psychopathic Jack.
Guest Speaker: The film’s director
Director Otto Buj, 2010, 90 mins.
As she comes-of-age, Marjorie Ely (Stephanie Sobocan), a beautiful 19-year-old girl, finds herself unsure whether she is human. Is she possibly a product of the banal world that surrounds her, or is she a magical creation of her dimly-remembered, alchemist father that is watched over by a leather-clad angel?
Director Costa-Gavras, 1969, 127 mins.
(in French with English subtitles)
Costa-Gavras’ biting political exposé is a thinly fictionalized account of the public assassination of Greek anti-war politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. But more than a thriller, the film is
focused on uncovering the seeds of the eventual 1967 military coup d’état that were already taking root in the very birthplace of democracy.
Sunday Public Tours
September 9, October 14, November 11
Enjoy guided tours on second Sundays of the month. Sunday tours are free for Muskegon Community College students, with Museum membership, or with paid admission.
BROWN BAG FILMS
2nd & 4th Thursday, 12:15 pm
This fall, the Brown Bag series focuses on glass and sculpture to celebrate Fifty by Fifty and Songs in Steel. Film admission is free. Complimentary cookies and coffee are provided. Bring your lunch, relax, and enjoy! Underwritten by the Alcoa Foundation/Howmet.
Master Class Series I: Cane Working With Lino Tagliapietra
(30 mins.) Follow celebrated glassmaker Lino Tagliapietra as he makes canes (delicately patterned rods of glass) and uses them to decorate an intricate blown vessel. Along the way, he notes the importance of the gather in cane-pulling, offers observations on the state of glassmaking in Murano, Italy, and discusses his own philosophy of glassmaking.
Master Class Series II: An Introduction to Venetian Techniques
(30 mins.) William Gudenrath provides instruction in basic Venetian glassblowing techniques in The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. William will demonstrate how his own works are inspired by the Venetian techniques that he practices and teaches.
The Mystery of Henry Moore
(83 mins.)From his home in Hertfordshire, England, Henry Moore gives insight into his sculpture and how he explores various mediums and textures in his work. The inspiration behind his work is varied and complex, from air-raid bomb shelters of World War II to the ancient forms of Stonehenge.
(55 mins.) The influences of Isamu Noguchi’s Japanese poet father and his Caucasian-American mother created an intricate East and West fusion in Noguchi’s work. He shares the tale of his complex and culturally enriched life in this film.
(28 mins.) David Smith was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His ideas about art and his working methods are revealed in this archival footage. The film takes viewers from Bolton Landing in upstate New York, where Smith had his home and studio, to the National Gallery of Art, and the installation of Smith’s works there in the momentous exhibition that was the inspiration for the film.
Thursday Public Tours
Enjoy tours after Brown Bag Film screenings. Meet on the upper level every Thursday for free exhibition tours led by MMA docents.
No Film. Museum closed.
SUPER SATURDAYS FREE FAMILY FILMS
Enjoy free family films, tours, and craft projects on Super Saturdays.
September 8, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Stephen Rolfe Powell: Glass
(7 mins.) Watch glass artists Stephen Rolfe Powell create his large colorful and whimsical works of glass.
October 13, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(145 mins.) Hold on tight as inventor Caractacus Potts takes you on an extraordinary adventure in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the car that drives, flies, and floats!
November 10, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
A Charlie Brown Christmas
(25 mins.). Enjoy this classic on the MMA’s big screen.