Museum Films Presents: Christmas for Grown-Ups
A series of unconventional holiday films will screen from Dec. 21 through 31
OKLAHOMA CITY - This holiday season, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) presents "Christmas for Grown-Ups," a series of Christmas cult classics and holiday hidden gems, screening Dec. 21-31.
"On the heels of our successful Studio Ghibli and Wes Anderson holiday retrospectives, we were excited at the prospect of putting together a more traditional Christmas series this year," said Michael J. Anderson, Ph.D., director of curatorial affairs. "In keeping with the Museum Films philosophy, we sought to offer a fun and festive mix of eclectic holiday fare grounded in artistically accomplished and adventurous work by acclaimed filmmakers."
"Some films are witty and romantic; others are subversive and satirical," he continued. "From the unrated cut of 'Bad Santa' to a pristine restoration of French New Wave classic 'My Night at Maud's,' there's something for just about everyone. With our 'Christmas for Grown-Ups' series, we wanted to challenge conventional notions of what holiday films should look and feel like, while also offering Oklahoma City film lovers the opportunity to decompress, have a drink and watch a great movie on the big screen."
Dr. Anderson added, "We're pleased to screen a number of these titles on 35mm prints, including the urbane 1930s detective caper, 'The Thin Man'; Wong Kar-Wai's sublimely beautiful sci-fi romance, '2046'; and John Huston's masterful final film, a faultless adaptation of James Joyce's 'The Dead.'"
Tickets are now on sale and are $5 for OKCMOA Members; $9 for adults; $7 for seniors (62+), college students with IDs and teens ages 13 to 18; and $5 for children 12 and under. The Samuel Roberts Noble Theater bar offers a variety of beer, wine and spirits for purchase.
"Christmas for Grown-Ups" opens Thursday, Dec. 21 with a 35mm screening of Arnaud Desplechin's "A Christmas Tale," a captivating and wildly inventive family drama starring iconic French actress Catherine Deneuve.
For the romantically inclined, there is Whit Stillman's sparkling ensemble comedy, "Metropolitan"; Eric Rohmer's soulful love-triangle drama, "My Night at Maud's"; and Todd Haynes' lush period romance, "Carol." All are perfect options for a low-key date night, especially when paired with the Museum Cafe's specially priced Dinner and a Movie package at $29 per person.
Other series highlights include a Christmas Eve matinee of the ultimate holiday cult classic: "Die Hard"; Stanley Kubrick's darkly brilliant "Eyes Wide Shut," starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman; and Terry Gilliam's visually dazzling dystopian satire, "Brazil." "Christmas for Grown-Ups" concludes with a New Year's Eve screening of Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning tragicomic masterpiece, "The Apartment."
For more information on the "Christmas for Grown-Ups" series and more upcoming Museum Films events, visit: www.okcmoa.com/visit/events/christmas-grown-ups