Oklahoma City Museum of Art kicks off 'Modern Documentary Classics' film series today with 'Grey Gardens'
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, will be showcasing three "Modern Documentary Classics" this weekend at its Noble Theater.
The series includes 1975's "Grey Gardens," 1991's "A Brief History of Time" and 1994's "Hoop Dreams."
As previously reported, the museum theater is taking many COVID-19 precautions, including limiting capacity, with seats and rows blocked off between guests to facilitate social distancing, and requiring masks, which are available for purchase at the box office.
All moviegoers are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before showtime and to refrain from attending in-person screenings if they have a fever or are feeling ill.
For more information and tickets, go to www.okcmoa.com/films.
"Modern Documentary Classics" schedule:
5:30 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York, mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this documentary by Albert and David Maysles, co-directed by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.
"A Brief History of Time"
8 p.m. today and 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris’s documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking’s body is accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination. The film tells the man’s incredible story through the voices of his colleagues and loved ones, while making dynamically accessible some of the theories in Hawking’s best-selling book of the same name.
8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday
Two ordinary inner-city Chicago kids dare to reach for the impossible—professional basketball glory—in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, "Hoop Dreams," by Steve James, Frederick Marx and Peter Gilbert, follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates and their families as the boys navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while dealing with the intense pressures of their home lives and neighborhoods.