NCMA Announces 2017 Winter Movie Schedule


  • North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces its 2017 winter schedule of Friday night films. The season begins with a special opening concert and film screening featuring singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor Mike Craver and the classic film All about Eve on January 6. It continues with a film series that celebrates Ingrid Bergman’s 100th birthday, reflects NCMA exhibitions on Elizabethan portraiture and Ansel Adams landscapes, transports viewers to the North Carolina mountains of the early 20th century, and basks in the forbidden lust and corruption of midcentury Mexican noir.

 

Most films are introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes, with some special guest introductions, and are all shown in the Museum’s SECU Auditorium. Popcorn, wine, beer, and other beverages and treats are available for purchase.

 

Special Opening Event

 

Concert and film screening: Mike Craver Performs before All about Eve

Friday, January 6, 7:30 pm

$10 Members, youth 7–18, college students with ID

$15 All others

 

Mike Craver, the talented singer-songwriter, pianist, actor, and original member of the Red Clay Ramblers, performs an homage to a Hollywood masterpiece to celebrate the opening of the 2017 winter film series. A special cocktail and other treats are available for purchase.

 

All about Eve

(1950) Written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe. (138 min.)

An aging (40!) Broadway powerhouse begins to regret admitting a meek acolyte to her inner circle. Witty and sophisticated, All about Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Writer, and Director.

 

Winter Film Series

 

Gaslight

Friday, January 13, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1944) Directed by George Cukor. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten. (114 min.) DVD.

 

Ingrid Bergman won her first Oscar in this Victorian-era gothic noir as Paula, an opera student who falls in love with a mysterious stranger. They move into the abandoned house of her murdered aunt, and Paula fears she is going mad ... or is she? Eighteen-year-old Angela Lansbury makes her film debut as a saucy Cockney maid.

 

Journey to Italy

Friday, January 20, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1954) Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban. (97 min.) DCP.

 

In the shadow of a dormant volcano, a bored married couple, searching for reasons to be irritated with one another, travel to Naples to sell a family villa. Ingrid Bergman’s passion for serious filmmaking, and director Roberto Rossellini, caused her to abandon Hollywood glitz for neorealism at the height of her career.

 

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

Friday, January 27, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(2015) Directed by Stig Björkman. Ingrid Bergman, Isabella Rossellini, Alicia Vikander. (114 min.) In Swedish, English, Italian, and French with English subtitles. DCP.

 

Based on her own home movies, notes, letters and diaries, and interviews with her children, this documentary provides a fascinating look at the private life of one of cinema’s most radiant stars, a modern woman who lived life on her own terms.

 

Chimes at Midnight

Friday, February 3, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

Introduced by Carl Martin, actor, teacher, and former Falstaff.

 

(1965) Written and directed by Orson Welles. Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, John Gielgud. (115 min.) DCP.

 

Orson Welles shuffles four Shakespeare plays to create a hero of the roistering John Falstaff, magnificently inappropriate mentor to kings. More than one critic has praised this recent restoration as the greatest Shakespeare film ever made.

 

Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, February 10, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1993) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton. (111 min.) 35mm. PG-13

 

Shimmering in golden Tuscan light, feuding singletons Benedick and Beatrice feint and parry wisecracks about the futility of romance while succumbing themselves. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson bring their real-life love to energize the Bard’s merry screwball romcom.

 

The Taming of the Shrew

Friday, February 17, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1967) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack. (122 min.) DCP.

 

A swaggering fortune hunter “tames” a spitfire heiress in Shakespeare’s troubling courtship/brawl. Exceptional Renaissance production design and a Nino Rota score adorn a film meant to capitalize on the chemistry between an experienced Shakespearean and an iconic Hollywood star.

 

My Darling Clementine

Friday, February 24, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1946) Directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature. (97 min.) DCP.

 

Masterful John Ford stages the gunfight at the OK Corral with chiaroscuro magnificence against Monument Valley. The Earps vow vengeance against the sociopathic Clanton boys after a murder and cattle rustling, but Wyatt bides his time.

 

Shane

Friday, March 3, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1953) Directed by George Stevens. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin. (118 min.) 35mm IB Technicolor print from the UNCSA Film Archive.

 

The Grand Tetons loom over the farm of a sodbuster, his wife and son, and the weary gunfighter who rides in one day looking to escape his past. The breathtaking Oscar-winning cinematography sets the stage for a dramatic life-and-death conflict.

 

Silent film with live accompaniment: Stark Love

Friday, March 10, 8 pm

$10 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $12 All others

 

(1927) Directed by Karl Brown. Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. (70 min.) 35mm print from MoMA. Silent film with live music by Nathan Shirley.

 

Filmed on location in western North Carolina with a largely amateur cast, Stark Love provides a documentary window into rural life of a century ago. A rough mountain man works his wife to death, and compels a neighbor girl to take her place, while his son seethes with outrage and desire.

 

The Kneeling Goddess (La diosa arrodillada)

Friday, March 17, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1947) Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Maria Félix, Arturo de Córdova, Fortunio Bonanova. (107 min.) In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP.

 

Smoldering diva Maria Félix, known as “la devoradora de hombres” (the man-eater), models for a sensuous nude statue, and her beauty ensnares a respectable man married to a delicate invalid.

 

The Other One (La otra)

Friday, March 24, 8 pm

$5 Museum members, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $7 All others

 

(1946) Directed by Roberto Gavaldón. Dolores del Rio, Agustín Irusta, Victor Junco. (98 min.) In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP.

 

What would film noir be without the evil twin? Hollywood refugee Dolores del Rio returns to her native Mexico for the meaty roles she could no longer land in Tinseltown, like this one about a struggling working girl’s obsession with her rich and heedless sister.