FRIDAY NIGHTS AT NOMA: CLASSIC CINEMA IN THE GARDENApril 18, 2014
Our Movies in the Garden series continues with Singin’ in the Rain. Before dinner, grab a bite from one of our food vendors and enjoy art activities and live music, all in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
- 5 – 7 p.m.: Art on the Spot
- 5 -7 p.m.: Music by The New Orleans Saxophone Quartet
- 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.: PhotoNOMA (in the museum)
- 7:45 p.m.: Film: Singin’ in the Rain
Food Vendors: Crepes a la Cart, Rue Chow, & La Cocinita
About Classic Cinema in the Garden
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 possess 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.
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor star in Singin’ in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed—filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly’s fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain. Set during the advent of “talkies,” Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era—paired with the beautiful, jealous, and dumb Lina Lamont (played by Jean Hagen, in an Oscar-nominated performance). But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time. ?
About The New Orleans Saxophone Quartet
The New Orleans Saxophone Quartet is an all-star saxophone ensemble that plays anything from Bach to punk rock. Their repertoire includes transcriptions of classical music, standard saxophone quartet pieces, jazz arrangements and original compositions. When Travis Blotsky (baritone sax) formed the NOSQ in early 2012 he envisioned a top-notch chamber group versitle enough to provide ambiance at a formal event, perform art music at recitals and even lead rowdy sing-alongs at neighborhood pubs. He quickly found Eric Bernhardt (alto sax), Robin Clabby (tenor sax) and Thad Scott (soprano sax), all seasoned professionals who shared his vision. Together they form a unique group that will surprise, entertain and even expand horizons.
The New Orleans Museum of Art, in partnership with the New Orleans Photo Alliance, is pleased to present PhotoNOMA, a photographers’ portfolio sharing night at the museum. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., 100 photographers, from beginners to the well established, will display their work for a community walk-through. Photography enthusiasts and the public are encouraged to come out to see the wide range of work that will be on display and to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the artists.