Road Movies @ the Museum Thursday Nights Fall Film Series 2019

Niagara Falls Museums will be opening Road Movies, its 2019 Fall Film Series @ The Museum Thursday Nights. Road Movies is a collection of some of the most engaging movies produced around journey themes of self-discovery by loner characters who hit the road and face the unexpected.

Road Movies 2019 Fall Film Series Schedule

It Happened One Night - Thursday, September 26 at 6:45 pm
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
Frank Capra’s delightful 1934 comedy romance set during the Depression era.Starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable, a spoiled heiress meets a charming reporter aboard a bus headed to New York City.This film was awarded Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Actors and Writing.
 
Sullivan’s Travels - Thursday, October 10 at 6:45 pm
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
An adventure comedy and one of the top ten films of 1942.  Joel McCrea plays a successful movie director who jumps the rails disguised as a hobo on a journey to learn about the downtrodden. 
 
They Drive By Night: Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
Two brothers, played by Hollywood’s best tough guys, George Raft and Humphrey Bogart, struggle in the long-haul trucking business in the noir drama.
 
Smoke Signals - Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
The comedy-drama Smoke Signals is an all-Native comedy drama centering around a young man who travels from the reservation to pick up his estranged father’s ashes on November 7.
 
Nebraska - Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:45 pm
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
The Oscar-nominated Nebraska, which sees a bitter old man travelling from Montana to Nebraska to collect a Marketing Sweepstakes prize.

The 2019 Fall Film Series will be hosted by film critic and writer, Joan Nicks. In addition to her role in the Road Movies series, Joan also advises on film programming at the Film House Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, and collaborates with Gallery Players of Niagara musicians on special silent film events.  She is the recipient of teaching awards, research grants, and the Laura Sabia Award (2003) in recognition of women’s contributions to the arts in Niagara.

All of the films in the bi-weekly series will projected on the big screen at the Niagara Falls History Museum, located at 5810 Ferry Street. The films will begin at 6:45 pm and conclude with a brief discussion of the film.  Admission is FREE.  Be sure to attend the last film screening to get a sneak peak of the Winter 2020 Film Series!

For more information on Thursday Nights @ The Museum, this film series and other events, check out the Niagara Falls Museums website at niagarafallsmuseums.ca or call the Museum at 905-358-5082.

For more information, contact:
Christine Girardi, Assistant Curator
Niagara Falls History Museum
Phone: 905-356-7521, ext. 5908
Email: cgirardi@niagarafalls.ca 

Posted on: 9/10/2019 11:56 AM - Category: Media Releases