Friday Nights at NOMA | “Don’t Look Now” movie screening and Venetian art docent tour
May 19 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday Nights at NOMA opens the museum’s doors for many interesting activities throughout the year: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more.
- 5 to 7:30 pm: Art on the Spot (in the Garden)
- 5 to 7:30 pm: Music by Disko Obscura
- 6 pm: Docent guided tour of A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s
- 7:30 pm: Don’t Look Now movie screening with background lecture by UNO professor Laszlo Fulop (Stern Auditorium)
- 7:30 pm: Movies in the Garden | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
WWNO-NPR 89.9 will host an information booth for an upcoming 10-day group trip to Italy, Oct. 17 – 28. The itinerary includes a Vivaldi concert in a Baroque church and a backstage tour of La Fenice Opera House in Venice, private tours of major museums in Florence, and three nights in the ancient hill town of Montecatini. For more information visit the tour website.
ABOUT DISKO OBSCURA
Disko Obscura is a carefully curated record store/label located in New Orleans that specializes in new/classic collectible synth-based records from the underground. In addition to the record shop, Disko Obscura also run a small recording studio/label dedicated to the production of limited high quality vinyl releases of contemporary electronic artists.
ABOUT DON’T LOOK NOW
In conjunction with the exhibition A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s, UNO professor Laszlo Fulop curates a series of three films set in the Italian city. Don’t Look Now (1973) is an independent British-Italian thriller directed by Nicolas Roeg and adapted from a short story by Daphne du Maurier. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a married couple who travel to Venice following the recent accidental death of their daughter, after the husband accepts a commission to restore a church. They encounter two sisters, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. The husband at first dismisses their claims, but starts to experience mysterious sightings himself. Don’t Look Now is renowned for its innovative editing style, and its use of recurring motifs and themes. Watch the original trailer. (1 hour, 50 minutes, Rated R)
ABOUT THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
NOMA’s spring season Movies in the Garden series continues with the 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (watch the original trailer). The plot follows two drag queens played by Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce and a transgender woman, played by Terence Stamp, as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named “Priscilla.” The trio encounter an assortment of groups and individuals along the way, including a group of friendly Aboriginal Australians who enjoy an impromptu performance and less-accepting rural Australians who harass these unwelcome visitors. The film was a surprise worldwide hit and its positive portrayal of gay and transgender individuals helped to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience. The film won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 67th Academy Awards. (1 hour, 43 minutes, Rated R)