Saturday, March 21, 2009

Greek Mythology, Shakespeare and the IMA

Get KO’d by this last Saturday-of-the-month double feature film offering at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, that pairs two films for interesting reasons.

Black Orpheus (1959, dir. Marcel Camus, 107 mins) and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996, dir. Baz Luhrmann, 120 mins) will be shown at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday (28 March).

As the IMA reports, "These two films share vivid, heart-pounding art direction, a theme of young love doomed, and classical literary origins. Black Orpheus reinterprets the Greek myth of Orpheus and celebrates the culture of Brazil.
"Luhrmann’s psychedelic, MTV-style Romeo + Juliet delights with an over-the-top sensibility."

Purchase tickets online, call 317:955-2339 or purchase at the door. Prices range from $5 to $13.

There will be a carnivale mask-making workshop for adults and children in the IMA’s Red Art Lab from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday (28 March).

The mask-making activity and Black Orpheus screening are co-presented by the Indiana/Rio Grande do Sul Chapter of Partners of the Americas and Maes Brasilaeiras.


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