MAACM Sunday Film Series

Now - Dec 19, 2021
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Every month enjoy a curated film inspired by works of art on display, temporary exhibitions, or the early 20th century. After the film, join a docent guided tour of the museum to complement the film.

1 p.m. Nov. 28: The Girl in The Red Velvet Swing
Notorious playboy and architect Stanford White (Ray Milland), smitten by teenage cabaret performer Evelyn Nesbit (Joan Collins), seduces her. A hot commodity, Evelyn is then wooed by and later married to Harry Thaw (Farley Granger), a jealous railroad baron. When Evelyn's prior involvement with White is brought to the surface, Thaw snaps and seeks out the architect, shooting him in front of several witnesses. In the wake of the murder, Thaw's lawyers have their work cut out for them. (1955, 1hr 49 min) Please join us after the film for a special docent-led tour of Lenses Embracing the Beautiful: Pictorial Photographs from the Two Red Roses Foundation Exhibition.

2 p.m. Dec. 19: Frank Lloyd Wright: Murder, Myth, & Modernism
Matthew Rhys narrates a documentary investigating the death in 1914 of Frank Lloyd Wright's mistress in a brutal axe murder and fire that has never been solved. The program uncovers a story of scandal and intrigue that Wright himself preferred not to tell and traces the story of his journey back to eventual recovery, critical recognition, and architectural immortality. (2006, 60 min) Please join us after the film for a special docent-led tour of the Architect’s Gallery, including selected works by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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