Portland Museum of Art Presents A British Film Series

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Graeme Kennedy
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Seven Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101
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gkennedy@portlandmuseum.org

September 24, 2014

(Portland, Maine) This fall, the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) will present 16 of the most revered British films of all time. From David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, filmed over a year in Jordan and Morocco in 1962, to Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot in just 12 days and released in 2012, the British Film Series has something for everyone. Don’t miss your chance to see these British classics on the big screen! Tickets are $8/$6 for PMA members (for each film).

The British Film Series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, on view at the PMA from October 2, 2014 through January 4, 2015. For information, visit www.PortlandMuseum.org

October

10/10: The Lavender Hill Mob, 6:30 p.m.

10/11: The Horse’s Mouth, 2 p.m.

10/12-13: Great Expectations, 2 p.m.

10/16-17: Dead of Night, 6:30 p.m.

10/18: The Red Shoes, 2 p.m.

10/19: Kind Hearts and Coronets, 2 p.m.

November

11/7: The Third Man, 6:30 p.m.

11/8: Lawrence of Arabia, 1 p.m.

11/9: Good Ol’ Freda, 2 p.m.

11/20: Sense and Sensibility, 6:30 p.m.

11/21: Much Ado About Nothing, 6:30 p.m.

11/22: Twelfth Night, 2 p.m.

11/23: Richard III, 2 p.m.

December

12/12: Nicholas Nickleby, 6:30 p.m.

12/13: The 39 Steps, 2 p.m.

12/14: The Lady Killers, 2 p.m.

Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust. Foundation support is provided by the F. M. Kirby Foundation. Corporate support is provided by Unum and The Bear Bookshop, Marlboro, VT, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6.

PMA Information

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland.

Summer Hours (beginning May 30): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter Hours (through May 29): Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $10 for students with I.D. Children 14 and under are always free. Admission is free every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and PMA Store.

Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org. For more information on Your Museum, Reimagined, the PMA’s multiyear project focused on improved access to the museum’s collection, visit portlandmuseum.org/reimagined.
 

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(Image: Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia)