Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Film at the Brooks

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has several programs, some featuring screenings of excellent films

Film: This Film is Not Yet Rated
Friday, February 23, 7 pm
Seating is limited!
$5 for members, $7 for non-members
With an introduction by Commercial Appeal film critic John Beifuss, this film is a fast-paced, absorbing, and at times comical exposé of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system. The ratings are allegedly created by a panel of "average" parents of school-age children, according to long time MPAA CEO Jack Valenti and other officials.

Living Green
Community Panel Discussion & Film
Sunday, February 25, 2 pm
Seating is limited!
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium
About the Panel
Thomas Badgett, IdleAire Technologies Corp.
Speakers: Jim Lutz, Uof M architecture professor - Sustainable Design; Bill Bullock, MLGW - Renewable Energy; Andrew Couch, Clean Cities of W. Tennessee - Alternative Fuels; Laura Adams, Shelby Farms Park Alliance - Green Spaces
About the Film
Following the panel discussion at 3:30 pm, there will be a screening of the film Kilowatt Ours introduced by Jon Paul Plumlee, Program Coordinator for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Kilowatt Ours offers practical advice for reducing energy consumption in consumer households.

Have lunch at the Brushmark Restaurant before the panel discussion!
Reservations are recommended, please call 544.6225.

Film: Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?
Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm
Sunday, March 4 at 2 pm
Seating is limited!
$5 for members, $7 for non-members
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium
This film tells the story of Teri Horton, a seventy-three year old former truck driver, who buys a painting in a thrift shop for five dollars. After a local art teacher remarks on its similarities to the work of Jackson Pollock, Teri hires an investigator to find out what she’s really got. In a real-life story that is truly stranger than fiction, Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock? explores what happens when Teri refuses to listen to the so-called experts and sets out to prove her case, taking on the high and mighty of the art world.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art:
901.544.6200 | fax 901.725.4071 | | 1934 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104 USA
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 11:30 am - 5 pm
First Wednesday of the Month 10 am - 4 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm, except in January and July
Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

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