MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

5 - 9 p.m. October 24, 2014

 

Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Film Society as we present the 2014 Fall series of Movies in the Garden in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden! All programming for the evening is free with admission to the event. For the second installment of this series of classic cinema we’re screening North by Northwest.

This outdoor film series in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden will focus on classic movies that represent some of the most highly regarded films from cinema’s “Golden Age” (1927-1963). These films, most of which were created through the Hollywood studio system, are marked by plots that progress through time in a linear way, are based on character-driven action (in traditional three acts), and have the continuity (or “invisible”) editing style. The style is “classical” because it is based on the classical principles of literature and art, those of balance and symmetry.

North by Northwest focuses on Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill who finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn’t the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore.

Come before the movie starts for live music and art activities!

  • 5-7 p.m.: Music by Daniele Spadavecchia
  • 5-7 p.m.: Art on the Spot
  • 7 p.m.: Film screening: North by Northwest

Food Vendors: Green to Go NOLA and Crepes a la Cart

Admission:
$8 | adults
$5 | NOMA/NOFS Members (Members are allotted 4 tickets at the discounted rate) & children, 7 to 17
Children 6 and under are free.

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  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Due to the sculptures and the architecture, no outside food or beverages will be permitted. Multiple food vendors will be available for refreshments.
  • No bug candles with an open flame allowed.
  • No pets allowed.
  • Please bring a blanket or folding chair for seating. And an extra blanket in case it gets chilly!
  • When available, films will be subtitled for the hearing impaired.
  • Please print and bring your ticket(s) to the event entrance (attached in PDF format). If you cannot print your tickets, a check in list will be at the door. Names are listed by purchaser.

NOMA members can call (504) 658-4130 to obtain a new card, retrieve their member #, or renew their membership.

Rain Date Info: The scheduled rain date for the screenings will be Saturday, November 15th. If weather becomes a factor, guests who purchased tickets through Eventbrite will receive an email by 3pm on the afternoon on the original film date. Other notifications will be on NOMA’s web site, Facebook, and Twitter. Guests can receive a refund if they cannot attend the rain date. All refund requests must be received by no later than Thursday, October 30th by 5pm. After that date, tickets will be honored at the Admissions Desk for museum entry.