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Mal Vincent Presents...

Gems from the Golden Age

MONDAYS: APR 9 | APR 16 | APR 23
Galleries & bar open 6:30pm
Intro/film 7:15pm

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Combo tickets for all three films: Members $12 | Nonmembers $24

Individual tickets: MOCA Members $5 | Non-members $10

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MOCA is delighted to partner with film critic Mal Vincent for the fifth year for our three-part classic film series presented by Atlantic Shores. Each film will be introduced by Mal where he will share personal stories and the inside scoop on the film and actors featured. Come to the museum early to see the current exhibitions and enjoy a drink and conversation. 

APR 9: Desk Set, 1957 directed by Walter Lang, starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

Experience films most unique couple, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in their eighth and final movie together. Hepburn, an old school librarian. Tracey, a man in charge of installing the computers that could replace her. The dialogue is refreshingly and sharp as these two screen veterans clash passionately over the computerizations of a television networks research department and suggests that romance is not just for kids. In Cinemascope and color, this 1957 romance remains timely today as it deals with technologies impact on daily life. Mal will discuss his efforts to get an interview with Katharine Hepburn and the legend of the unique twosome. The cast also includes Gig Young, Dina Merrill and Joan Blondell.

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APR 16: Casablanca, 1942 directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

See this dramatic romance on the big screen! Bogart, a cynical nightclub owner protects his old flame, Bergman and her husband from Nazis in Morocco. Sure, you’ve probably seen it before, but not at MOCA! After this night, you’ll always have Paris, and you’ll also always have MOCA. Mal will give us the inside scoop on the legendary anniversary celebration held for the movie in New York, hosted by the King of Morocco and a bevy of belly dancers. The cast also includes Sidney Greenstreet, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre. Time to see it again!

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APR 23: Show Boat, 1951 directed by George Sidney, starring Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel

Hear the score that changed American musicals forever! Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat stars two legendary North Carolina beauties: Ava Gardner from Smithfield, N. C. and Kathryn Grayson from Winston-Salem, N. C. Grayson plays a daughter of a riverboat captain who falls for a with charismatic gambler played by Howard Keel. Watch William Warfield sing “Ol’ Man River” and Ava Gardner lip-synch to “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine”, in the role that finally established her place as a Hollywood legend. Gardner’s close-ups were enough, alone, to sell the movie! Also, Mal reveals some of the behind-the-scenes castings.

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For questions or to make reservations and ticket purchases by phone, please call 757-425-0000x310 to reach Visitor Services.


Mal Vincent Presents