With old man winter breathing down our necks – this is the perfect time to enjoy Dinner and a Movie at the Museum of Art.
The chef of the Museum Café has designed a two–course menu to facilitate a great dining experience with a minimal wait. The prix fixe menu is designed to serve you in a timely fashion, as a pre-movie meal. The Dinner and a Movie package includes one film admission ticket for the Museum's Noble Theater and a choice of Smoked Salmon with basil aoli and mixed green salad or a cup of soup and mixed green salad for the first course.
For the second course, diners can choose Chicken Parmesan with Zucchini fritter, linguini pasta and pomodorra sauce; Peppered Tilapia with whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables and saffron beurre blanc; or Linguini with Shrimp and wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and basil pesto sauce.
After a delicious meal – it’s time to sit back and enjoy one of these great films.
The New Year Parade follows Jack and Kat McMonogul over the course of a year as their parents separate, struggle with their decisions, and eventually divorce. As past indiscretions are exposed, Jack and Kat question their own identities while struggling to build meaningful relationships. The family breakdown is set against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s Mummery, one of the oldest American folk traditions. Since pre-revolutionary times, the working-class of South Philadelphia have paraded on New Year’s Day. Today, nearly 15,000 members, many third and fourth generation, work 364 days a year and spend up to $100,000 for a chance at bragging rights in the neighborhood and a continuing sense of tradition. Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award, 2008 deadCENTER Film Festival; recently nominated for the John Cassavetes Award. Saturday, January 2, 5:30pm & 8pm; Sunday, January 3, 2pm.
An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community. Director Jeff Stilson follows Chris Rock on this raucous adventure prompted by Rock's daughter approaching him and asking, “Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?” Haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt n Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question. Thursday, January 7, 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday, January 8 - 9, 5:30pm; Sunday, January 10, 2pm.
This contemporary throwback to the “blaxploitation” genre is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White), a gun-toting, nunchuck-wielding, ladies man and soul brother. When “The Man” murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House. Also stars Tommy Davidson, Nicole Sullivan, Bokeem Woodbine, Arsenio Hall and John Salley. Friday & Saturday, January 8 - 9, 8pm.
Set among a small circle of friends and neighbors in a Parisian suburb, 35 Shots of Rum is a warm, funny and enchanting film. Lionel, a metro conductor, lives with his beautiful university student daughter Josephine in a bustling apartment complex. Lately, Josephine has been spending time with Noé, a handsome young neighbor, while Lionel is finding himself drawn into a romance with close friend Gabrielle. As their lives are pulled in different directions, father and daughter realize they must confront an aspect of their past in order to embrace what lies ahead. Sumptuously filmed, this gloriously delicate and sublime new film casts a lovely spell unlike any other movie this year. In French and German with English subtitles. Thursday, January 14, 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday, January 15 - 16, 5:30pm; Sunday, January 17, 2pm.
The Beaches of Agnès is a cinematic autobiography by Agnès Varda, an innovative and whimsical journey through an extraordinary artistic life. Weaving together footage from her vast body of work, old photographs, and present-day sequences with intimate anecdotal voice-overs, Varda looks back on her childhood, her work as a photographer and installation artist, her marriage to filmmaker Jacques Demy, and the birth of the French New Wave. Featuring Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Catherine Deneuve, Alain Resnais, Harrison Ford, Jane Birkin, Michel Piccoli and Gereard Depardieu – even Jim Morrison makes an appearance. In French with English subtitles. Friday & Saturday, January 15 - 16, 8pm.
The Messenger is a powerful and tender story about a returned war hero making his first steps toward a normal life. Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will’s emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival. Thursday, January 21, 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday, January 22 - 23, 5:30pm & 8pm; Sunday, January 24, 2pm.
Growing up is tough for Timothy and Pamela. Global catastrophes abound and their self-destructive mother stays with a manipulative boyfriend who doesn't love her. Fortunately, their active imaginations help them cope. Combining live action and animated flights of fancy, Jennifer Phang wrote and directed this dreamlike official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Thursday, January 28, 7:30pm; Friday & Saturday, January 29 - 30, 5:30pm; Sunday, January 31, 2pm.
Red Cliff brings to the screen the legendary tale of the Battle of Red Cliff that took place in China in 208 A.D. This breathtaking war epic was first immortalized in the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Although written over seven hundred years ago, the novel is still widely read all over Asia. The story centers on the power hungry Prime Minister-turned-General, Cao Cao who seeks permission from the Han dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush two troublesome warlords that stand in his way. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao’s fast approaching, brutal army the rebel warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign unrivalled in history that changes the face of China forever. Friday & Saturday, January 29 - 30, 8pm.
Reservations for this package are required and can be made by calling (405) 235-6262. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District, at 415 Couch Drive. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday and major holidays. For more information call (405) 236-3100 or visit www.okcmoa.com