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Georgia Museum of Art to screen “Museums on Film” film series

Monday, May 21, 2018

Starting this week, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present a “Museums on Film” series, focused on films with plots that focus on or scenes that take place in museums.

The three films will screen Thursdays at 7 p.m. starting on May 31, in the museum’s M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. All films are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the University of Georgia Parents Leadership Council.

“Night at the Museum” will screen May 31. It tells the story of a newly hired security guard, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), at the Museum of Natural History. Daley discovers that an ancient curse brings the exhibits on display to life; they subsequently wreak havoc throughout the museum. Straitlaced director Dr. McPhee (Ricky Gervais) has no idea of the commotion that occurs each night in his museum. (PG, 108 min.)

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will screen June 7. High school student Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is skilled at skipping school and not getting caught. Bueller wants one last hurrah before he graduates, so he calls in sick to have an adventure through Chicago, including a stop at the Art Institute of Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck). (PG-13, 103 min.)

“The Thomas Crown Affair” will screen June 14. Adventurous billionaire Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) grows bored of his glamorous life and takes up the hobby of stealing priceless works of art. He thinks he’s pulled off a multi-million dollar scheme at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until he meets insurance investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) who is determined to catch the thief. (R, 113 min.)

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Writer: Ashlyn Davis, apd27586@uga.edu
Contact: Michael Lachowski, mlachow@uga.edu, 706-542-9078

Museum Information
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30602-1502. For more information, including hours, see georgiamuseum.org or call 706-542-4662.

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