The art of cinema
February 19, 2003
March 1 marks the opening of a new era of film at the Anchorage Museum. The Museum will launch a pilot film program this spring by showcasing the best in contemporary and classic world cinema every Saturday and Sunday with showtimes at 3 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $4 for members, $6 for non-members and $5 for seniors. See below for a description of March and April films. Stop by the Museum for a full schedule or visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.
March 1 & 2
Promises focuses on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict seen through the eyes of seven children ages 9-13 who endure the physical, historical and emotional obstacles that run between them.
March 8 & 9
Himalaya was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2000, this 1999 film is a beautiful tale about a generational struggle between an old, stubborn chief and a young caravaner in a Tibetan village, and their dangerous salt-delivery trek across the treacherous Himalayan mountains.
March 15 & 16
The Borstal Boy is director Peter Sheridan's loving homage to Brendan Behan, a literary legend of youthful exploration in sexuality and creativity.
March 22 & 23
Local Hero, a classic comedy starring Burt Lancaster about a Texas oil company attempting to buy out a Scottish village for a refinery resulting in utter confusion.
March 29 & 30
Secret Ballot is a political and cultural satire that looks at the problems of bring democracy to Iran.
April 5 & 6
Tuvalu (Germany) is a jaunty fairytale about a young apprentice and daydreamer named Anton who lives and works in a vast, once-grand bathhouse, now ancient and crumbling, where citizens go to escape their dreary lives. Into his world comes the beautiful Eva, who represents a way out, and a lifetime of adventure.
April 12 & 13
Girl's Can't Swim (France) Anne-Sophie Birot's first feature delicately captures the intimacy and uncertainty between two teenage girls whose lives are teetering on the verge of adulthood.
April 19 & 20
Merci Pour Le Chocolat legendary French director Claude Chabrol's comedy of manners and misunderstandings stars Isabelle Huppert.
April 26 & 27
Italian For Beginners dealing with real life, hardship and hope this film centers around six thirtysomething characters who all attend an Italian class in a small rainy Italian village.