Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lights! Camera! Action!

Lights! Camera! Action!
They had me at free popcorn, but Museum of the Gulf Coast has so much more to offer. “Lights! Camera! Action!” shares roles Southeast Texans have played in the film industry. Over the years the museum has hosted cool former locals who have made their mark through acting, animation and costuming. See their stories through posters, memorabilia, photographs, costumes and films. It will be on view in the Museum’s Dunn Gallery Oct. 13 – Dec. 30, 2012.
View free movies with popcorn at 1 p.m. Saturdays and get admission to the Museum’s permanent exhibits. The schedule is:

Oct. 20 – Back to the Future (1985) in which Port Arthur native Leanne Moore worked as a production accountant
Oct. 27 – Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) directed by Beaumont native J.D. Feigelson
Nov. 3 – Gone with the Wind (1939) starring actress and Port Arthur native Evelyn Keyes
Nov. 10 – Silkwood (1983) based on the mysterious life and death of union whistleblower and Nederland native Karen Silkwood
Nov. 17 – The Adventures of Don Juan (1948) featuring the Oscar-winning costumes of Port Arthur native Leah Rhodes
Nov. 24 – Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) directed by animator, illustrator and Beaumont native Kelly Asbury
Dec. 1 – The Rose (1979) loosely based on the life of Port Arthur native Janis Joplin
Dec. 8 – The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) featuring the animation of Beaumont native Kelly Asbury
Dec. 15 – Arizona Days (1937) starring singing cowboy and Nederland native Tex Ritter
Dec. 22 – Police Academy (1984) starring Port Arthur native G.W. Bailey and Beaumont native Bubba Smith
Dec. 29 – Titanic (1997) starring Orange native Frances Fisher
For information or to schedule a tour, call 409.982.7000 or visit www.museumofthegulfcoast.org.

“The Diaries of Adam and Eve”
Adam calls Eve “the new creature.” She’s appealing, though he has to make adjustments in his man’s world. She has her thoughts about this Adam guy, too. Apples and a “serpent” adorn tables at “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” the Act1 Scene 1 production. Catch the final show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at First Christian Church. I love that John and Ann Holland are husband and wife in real life and playing Adam and Eve. Their characters mesh, and disagree, as much as any couple throughout history. Call 790-6782 to get your tickets to this two-person show. Mark Twain wrote it, so there’s lots of seemingly “current” references. I wonder, if written now, they’d be Tweeting their diary thoughts to future generations.

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