Fall Films 2015

Be Our Guest!

We dedicate our abbreviated Fall Film Series to showcasing our new DCP digital projection (although we will continue to screen 35mm film) with a monumental duo:  one film considered to be the greatest of all time, and another, among the most joyous.  Singin’ in the Rain will feature a speak-easy themed party (you’re welcome to dress in your best Jazz Age attire) and a screening of Orson Welles’ masterpiece Citizen Kane will precede a conversation with Frank Stasio, Marsha Gordon and Laura Boyes to be recorded for WUNC radio’s The State of Things.  Please note special start times.

November 13 at 7:00 pm

Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donan.  Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagan (103 min) DCP

Matinee idol Don Lockwood, played by Kelly at the apex of his athletic grace, joins up with his best pal Cosmo (O’Connor) and the irrepressibly sunny Kathy (Reynolds) to propel silent films into the talkie era, while dodging the schemes of conniving diva Lina Lamont .  100% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. Giddy and tuneful, “There is no movie musical more fun than Singin' in the Rain… (it) is a transcendent experience, and no one who loves movies can afford to miss it.” (Roger Ebert). Film notes for Singin' in the Rain.


November 20 at 7:30 pm

Citizen Kane (1941) Written, Directed by and starring Orson Welles.  Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead   (119 min).

Welles, a 26 year old “Boy Wonder” stormed cinema with a Shakespearian expose of a power-mad media mogul’s rise and fall.  His daring subject, splintered timeline and bold visuals sent a shock wave through Hollywood, which never quite forgave him for being a genius. 100% positive on Rotten Tomatoes. “Citizen Kane still feels fresh and contemporary…it shows Welles to be a master of genre, it’s a newspaper comedy, a domestic melodrama, a gothic romance and a historical epic” (A. O. Scott, NY Times). Film notes for Citizen Kane.


December 4 at 8:00 pm

Labyrinth (1986) Directed by Jim Henson.  David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Frank Oz (101 min) PG

From the unfettered imagination of Jim Henson, an 80s Oz ensnares petulant teen Sarah, who impulsively wishes her wailing baby brother into the clutches of the Goblin King. Bowie, magnificent in a spiky mullet wig, grants her wish and she must brave his M.C. Escher-inspired Labyrinth to recover tiny Toby. Produced by George Lucas, the songs are Bowie’s and the script is by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. “A real masterpiece of puppetry and special effects, an absolutely gorgeous children's fantasy movie” (Chicago Tribune). Film notes for Labyrinth


The galleries and Iris Restaurant will be open prior to screenings

Tickets: NCMA Box Office: (919) 715-5923

Introductions are by Film Curator Laura Boyes unless otherwise noted.

For more information about the NC Museum of Art: ncartmuseum.org