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Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Film Society as we present the 2014 Fall series of Movies in the Garden in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden! All programming for the evening is free with admission to the event. To kick off this series of classic cinema we’re screening Sunset Boulevard on Friday, September 19th. Activities and food start at 5pm. The film will begin approximately at 7:30pm (sundown).
This outdoor film series in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will focus on classic movies that represent some of the most highly regarded films from cinema's "Golden Age" (1927-1963). These films, most of which were created through the Hollywood studio system, are marked by plots that progress through time in a linear way, are based on character-driven action (in traditional three acts), and the continuity (or "invisible") editing style. The style is "classical" because it is based on the classical principles of literature and art, those of balance and symmetry.
Sunset Boulevard focuses on Norma Desmond, a silent-screen goddess whose pathetic belief in her own indestructibility has turned her into a demented recluse. The crumbling Sunset Boulevard mansion where she lives with only her butler, Max who was once her director and husband has become her self-contained world. Norma dreams of a comeback to pictures and she begins a relationship with Joe Gillis, a small-time writer who becomes her lover, that will soon end with murder and total madness.
Come before the movie starts for live music and art activities!
- 5 - 7 pm: Music by Cindy Scott
- 5 - 7 pm: Art on the Spot
- 7:30 pm: Film screening: Sunset Boulevard
Food Vendors: Crepes a la Cart, Freencheeze, & Green to Go NOLA
Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are free.
- No refunds or exchanges.
- Due to the sculptures and the architecture, no outside food or beverages will be permitted. Multiple food vendors will be available for refreshments.
- No bug candles with an open flame allowed.
- No pets allowed.
- Please bring a blanket or folding chair for seating. And an extra blanket in case it gets chilly!
- When available, films will be subtitled for the hearing impaired.
- Please print and bring your ticket(s) to the event entrance (attached in PDF format). If you cannot print your tickets, a check in list will be at the door. Names are listed by purchaser.
NOMA members can call (504) 658-4130 to obtain a new card, retrieve their member #, or renew their membership.
Rain Date Info: The scheduled rain date for the screenings will be Saturday, November 15th. If weather becomes a factor, guests who purchased tickets through Eventbrite will receive an email by 3pm on the afternoon on the original film date. Other notifications will be on NOMA’s web site, Facebook, and Twitter. Guests can receive a refund if they cannot attend the rain date. All refund requests must be received by no later than Thursday, September 25th by 5pm. After that date, tickets will be honored at the Admissions Desk for museum entry.
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The New Orleans Museum of Art
MISSION: The mission of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to inspire the love of art; to collect, preserve, exhibit and present excellence in the visual arts; to educate, challenge and engage a diverse public.
VISION: The guiding vision of the New Orleans Museum of Art is to advance its position as a premier national visual arts Museum vital to the cultural and educational life of our city, state and region.