July Films at OKC Museum of Art

Want to see a good film? Might want to pass by the multiplex and try a more intimate venue with more thought-provoking fare. Each of these films have been highly acclaimed. For more info: http://www.okcmoa.com/programs_film_cal.htm

Thursday & Friday, July 14 — 15, 7:30pm; Saturday, July 16, 5:30pm & 8pm
From the creator of the Japanese anime classic Akira, comes the story of a family of inventors in Victorian-era London, that discover a steam ball with unheard-of possibilities. When everyone wants it–world leaders, wealthy industrialists, and even the government–it is up to young Ray Steam to protect the fate of the earth while also choosing between his father and grandfather. This special English-language edition features the voices of Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina, and Patrick Stewart. Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo 2005 Japan 106min. PG-13 35mm

Saturday & Sunday, July 16 — 17, 2pm
High Noon
Gary Cooper won an Academy Award ® for his performance as a small-town marshal who, on the day of his wedding and retirement, learns that a criminal he convicted will be returning on the noon train for revenge. Forsaken by the townspeople he has defended for so long, the marshal is left alone at high noon to face the killer and his band of outlaws. With Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, and Lon Chaney. Director: Fred Zinnemann 1952 USA 85min. NR (PG) 16mm

Thursday & Friday, July 21 — 22, 7:30pm; Saturday, July 23, 5:30pm & 8pm

Walk on Water
Walk On Water is a contemporary drama set between Tel Aviv and Berlin, which follows Eyal, a fierce Mossad agent (Lior Ashkenazi, star of Late Marriage), on assignment to track down an aging Nazi war criminal, Alfred Himmelman. Posing as a tour guide, Eyal befriends Himmelman’s freethinking grandchildren in Tel Aviv. What begins as a deceptive mission dissolves into a journey through conflicting ideologies and histories, changing Eyal’s view of the world forever. The film is a non-traditional attempt to understand the role that is still played by the past in the lives of Israeli and German young people. In English, German and Hebrew with English subtitles. Director: Eytan Fox 2005 Israel 104min. NR (R) 35mm

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 — 24, 2pm
From Here to Eternity
Passion and tragedy collide on a military base as a fateful day in December 1941 draws near. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a soldier and former boxer being manipulated by his superior and peers. His friend Maggio (Frank Sinatra) tries to help him but has his own troubles. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster) and Karen Holmes (Deborah Kerr) tread on dangerous ground as lovers in an illicit affair. Each of their lives will be changed when their stories culminate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Winner of eight Academy Awards®. Director: Fred Zinnemann 1953 USA 119min. NR (R) 35mm

Thursday & Friday, July 28 — 29, 7:30pm; Saturday, July 30, 5:30pm & 8pm
The Holy Girl
Artfully piecing together a mosaic of nuanced details, fragments of sounds, and small moments, The Holy Girl intimately explores the burgeoning sexuality and religious fervor of two teenage girls, Amalia and her best friend, Josefina. The lives of the girls and their families intersect with a group of visiting ear, nose and throat specialists staying at their family’s hotel for a medical convention. The married, middle-aged Dr. Jano becomes caught up in Amalia’s web of good intentions and finds his world is on the brink of collapse when her adolescent obsession sets off a chain reaction. In Spanish with English subtitles. Director: Lucrecia Martel 2004 Argentina/Italy/Netherlands/Spain 106min. R 35mm

Saturday & Sunday, July 30 — 31, 2pm
Magnificent Obsession
A remake of an earlier film from 1935, based on a novel by Lloyd Douglas, this version tells the story of a rich playboy (Rock Hudson) who is indirectly responsible for the death of a kindly and much-beloved doctor. When the dead man’s wife (Jane Wyman) is accidentally blinded, Hudson decides to become a brilliant physician, in order to anonymously perform the sight-restoring surgery on Wyman. Director: Douglas Sirk 1955 USA 108min. NR (PG-13) 35mm

Get out of the Oklahoma heat on a Saturday afternoon and see two great movies — one a classic and one a contemporary art film.