In this film adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer-Prize winning 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch and her older brother, Jem, live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
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Wise Blood is the film adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s acclaimed 1952 novel. After returning home from World War II, uneducated and irreligious U.S. Army veteran Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) decides to make his way in the world by impersonating a priest and starting his own religion. Motes soon attracts a follower—a manic potato peeler named Enoch Emery (Dan Shot)—but things get complicated when he encounters fellow sidewalk charlatans Asa Hawks (Harry Dean Stanton) and his waif-like young daughter, Sabbath Lilly Hawks (Amy Wright).
Join Sage Kincaid, assistant curator of education, for an in-depth discussion of Theresa Pollak’s “Art Studio,” a work of art from Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection.
Many of the artists in Central to their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection painted the lush southern landscapes they saw around them. Join participants for fun in the galleries, and then paint an 8 x 10 canvas in the Michael and Mary Erlanger Studio Classroom. Sponsored by Heyward Allen Motor Co., Inc., Heyward Allen Toyota and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.
Southern Women Artists Film Series: “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”
The film adaptation of Carson McCullers’ famous novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, stars Alan Arkin. When deaf-mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady’s sensitive 16-year-old daughter. (1968, G, 122 min.) Presented in conjunction with Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection. Sponsored by UGA Parents Leadership Council.
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago, including a classic scene at the Art Institute of Chicago. Directed by John Hughes. (1986, PG-13, 103 minutes).
Join Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art, for a special look at the exhibition.
Debonair, adventuresome billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) is bored of being able to buy everything he desires and cultivates a secret hobby: stealing priceless works of art. He believes he has pulled off the perfect multimillion-dollar heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but matches wits with an insurance investigator (Rene Russo) who will do anything to get her man. (1999, R, 113 minutes).
Currently the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University, artist Cheryl Goldsleger has had work in exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C, the American Academy in New York, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and many other institutions. She has two works currently on display at the Georgia Museum of Art.
The museum’s thrice-annual late-night art party features a live DJ, free refreshments and galleries open until 11 p.m. Free admission.