Museum celebrates Mom with brunch, films
April 30, 2003
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art is the place to be this Mother’s Day where a Marx Bros. Cafe brunch is followed by a special “Movies for Your Mind” double feature of short films exploring the meaning of motherhood.
The Marx Bros. Cafe will host a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 11. Enjoy carved meats, fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, crepes, Belgian waffles, salads, cheese, fruit, muffins, juices and a variety of desserts. The brunch is $32 for adults and $16 for children 10 and under. For reservations, please call (907) 343-6193.
The Museum’s contemporary film program also celebrates motherhood with two short films at 3 and 6 p.m. on May 11.
Don’t Fence Me In is a rich and beautiful film that is an exquisite and loving tribute from a daughter to her mother. Set against the broader backdrop of modern India's political and social history, the film focuses on the life of the filmmaker's mother, Krishna Sikand, from childhood to maturity, capturing the fragmented way in which they journey in time. Film length is 55 minutes. This film is not rated.
The Mother: Mitos Ma Ternos is a wry, self-reflective story that explores the mythical figures of the mother from multiple viewpoints - both documentary and fiction with interviews of people on the street - that challenges popular beliefs about the mother's place and traditional representations of sacrifice and guilt. Film length is 65 minutes. This film is unrated. Tickets for both films are $4 for museum members, $5 for seniors, and $6 general admission.
For more information, call 343-4326 or visit the museum Website at www.anchoragemuseum.org.