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Mal Vincent Presents: A Voyage on the High Seas of Cinema

Sponsored by Atlantic Shores Retirement Community.

Mondays, March 28, April 4, and April 11
Galleries and bar open at 6:30pm, film and introduction starts and 7:15pm          
MOCA is delighted to partner again with film critic Mal Vincent for this three-part film series as we voyage on the high seas of cinema. MOCA’s winter exhibition suite explores our dependence on water and celebrates humanity’s reliance on this vital resource. Our oceans are also a source of inspiration for many and have become the setting for some of the most thrilling tales told in modern cinema. Mal will introduce each film and 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. 
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Monday, March 28
Galleries and bar open at 6:30, film and introduction starts and 7:15pm
Tickets: $5 for MOCA members, $10 for nonmembers.        
Spend the evening with Shelley Winters, Mal Vincent and a big wave as we unveil the famous sea epic “The Poseidon Adventure”. See Shelley Winters swim underwater, thrill to Stella Stevens taking off her blouse to make a bandage, gasp as the first mate screams “There’s a giant wall of water heading directly for the ship!” The cast features many former Oscar winners including Winters, Gene Hackman, Jack Albertson, Ernest Bognine, and Red Buttons.  Mal Vincent will introduce the film and talk, post-screening, about his time on set during filming and visiting Shelley Winters at her home in Beverly Hills.

Lifeboat (1944)
Monday, April 4
Galleries and bar open at 6:30, film and introduction starts and 7:15pm                         
Tickets: $5 for MOCA members, $10 for nonmembers.              
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring the inimitable Tallulah Bankhead we’ll see what it would be like to be lost at sea during World War II with Nazis in pursuit, while also trying to save Bankhead’s mink coat!  It’s one of the rarely seen Hitchcock films and an even more rare appearance by Bankhead, the daughter of a Democrat Alabama senator who created scandals from Hollywood to New York (most of which were not on screen).  Alfred Hitchcock was one of the first celebrities interviewed by Mal Vincent when he began his career reviewing films. Vincent subsequently visited Hitchcock on the set of his films and at his office at Universal Studios.  Largely underrated in its time, it is now regarded as a cult classic. Bankhead won the New York Critics Award as Best Actress and the film was Oscar nominated for its direction, screenplay and photography. The cast includes William Bendix, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn and Walter Slezak. It won’t be easy to stay afloat!

Against All Flags (1952)
Monday, April 11
Galleries and bar open at 6:30, film and introduction starts and 7:15pm                          
Tickets: $5 for MOCA members, $10 for nonmembers.                                                                
Lock up your daughters!  The pirates, those dastardly bad boys of the high seas are back. This time it’s all in spectacular Technicolor with flaming red-head Maureen O’Hara as Spitfire Stevens, the only female pirate captain who can hold her own with co-star Errol Flynn. It’s all in fun. Unlike our other movies, Against All Flags received no Oscar nominations, but it’s certainly packed with salacious entertainment and action scenes. The cast also includes Anthony Quinn. Maureen O’Hara, who passed away, only a few months ago at the age of 95, reinforces her billing as The Queen of Technicolor.