Join a special gallery tour guided by Emily Teeter, PhD, Egyptologist and Special Exhibit Coordinator of the Oriental Institute Museum, followed by a screening of some of America’s favorite vintage and campy films on ancient Egypt. Films are screened in the Oriental Institute’s atmospheric Breasted Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Optional pre-screening thematic gallery tour starts 5:15pm in the lobby; Screening begins at 6pm.
Caesar and Cleopatra
(1945. Directed by Gabriel Pascal, staring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. 2h 3min)
At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar who teaches her how to rule Egypt.