Saturday, January 17, 2009

Movies at the Museum


When: 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS FROM 6:30 TO 8:30.
Where: ROOM 104, Cornish Colony Museum, 147 Main St. Windsor, VT
Cost: $5 includes a brief introduction about the relevance of the film to the Cornish Colony as well as the movie. Refreshments will be sold. Fee benefits the Cornish Colony Museum Community Education Program. Please keep this schedule for reference. It will only be advertised to our subscribers and members. Come spend an enjoyable evening with your friends while supporting the museum itself.

JAN. 22 “Inherit the Wind”. Spencer Tracy and Frederic March. Winner of
four academy award nominations. Depicts the titanic courtroom battle of the 20th century. Come learn of Wm. Jennings Bryan's connection to Maxfield Parrish.

FEB. 12 “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing”. Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger. The controversy of Saint-Gaudens' famous Diana sculpture which resulted in the death of renowned architect Stanford White.

FEB. 26 “Anna Christie”. Greta Garbo and Marie Dressler. The first talkie film (1930) with famed Swedish actress Garbo being billed as “Garbo Talks!”

MAR. 12 “Isadora”. Vanessa Redgrave in the life of famous dancer and member of the Cornish Colony, Isadora Duncan

MAR. 26 “Dinner at Eight”. Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore and Wallace Beery. A 1933 society comedy starring four famed names in motion pictures. This picture quickly became a satirical classic about the moneyed classes and their problems.

APR. 9 “Glory”. Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. Reenactment of Col. Robert Shaw’s Civil War battalion which inspired Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial Monument.

APR. 23 “Min and Bill”. Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery. The movie that won Dressler an Oscar for “Best Actress”. A marvelously accomplished story (for 1930) set into film.

MAY 14 “The Spiral Staircase”. Dorothy McGuire, Ethel Barrymore and George Brent. A superb Hitchcock-like thriller from 1945.

MAY 28 “Queen Christina”. Greta Garbo stars in 1933 as the powerful queen of Sweden who was a scholar, warrior and superb horsewoman trained in sword fighting and politics. Just in time to celebrate the museum’s summer exhibit: Woman’s Work: the Artistry of the Women of Cornish

JUNE 11. “The Secret Garden”. Kate Maberly and Maggie Smith star in the 1993 remake of the beloved story written in 1911 by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Just in time to set the mood for the museum’s Historic Gardens of the Cornish Colony tour.

JUNE 25. “Tugboat Annie”. Marie Dressler. The 1933 classic movie with Wallace Beery and Robert Young was done the year before Marie’s death while she was already very ill from the cancer which would soon claim her life.

Upcoming films for the second half of the year: “The Great Gatsby” with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow; “Portrait of Jennie” with Jennifer Jones and Ethel Barrymore, “Young at Heart” with Doris Day, Frank Sinatra and Ethel Barrymore and the perennial classic: “Little Women”. The list of other classic movies scheduled to be shown in Windsor at the Cornish Colony Museum will be published later in the year. The series is made possible by a generous gift from Harvey and Christina Hill for the equipment, Richard and Paula Vial for the chairs and Alma Gilbert for the licensing of the films being shown so that the museum can continue its Community Education Program.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer,