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Movies@theMuseum

Join us tomorrow as we show the 2.5 hour film, Superman, starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, & Gene Hackman.  This family friendly film starts at 2 pm and will be shown in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium at the Museum of TTU.

Shows will continue throughout the summer on Friday afternoons.  Funding for the films is provided by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.

Join us this summer on Friday afternoons!  

——-  Museum of Texas Tech University will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014——

Movie Time for May

Join us on Friday, May 16th for the film, It Happened One Night.  The 1934 Frank Capra movie starred Clark Cable and Claudette Colbert and went on to become the first movie to win the Big Five of Oscars.  This did not happen again until 1975 when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest won.  

The film is about a reporter pursuing a celebrity.  It is a black and white film that is believed to be the earliest of the “screwball comedies”.  

          “The screwball comedy has proven to be one of the most popular and enduring film genres. Screwball comedies combine the lunacy and ridiculousness of farce with the comic violence and hare-brained action of slapstick comedy, and the sophisticated and witty dialogue of the romantic comedy. All these elements are generally delivered at break-neck speed. The earliest screwball comedy was Lewis Milestone’s The Front Page (1931) but it first gained prominence in 1934 with It Happened One Night“.

                  CREDIT: http://cinecollage.net/screwball-comedy.html

The film begins at 2 pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.