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OKC Museum of Art to present "Christmas for Grown-Ups" film series

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The OKC Museum of Art will be screening a collection of films, including "Die Hard", as part of their "Christmas for Grown-Ups" film series.
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OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has been stringing together extensive film series over the years. Last holiday season brought forward the Very Wes Anderson Christmas series, spanning all eight of the director’s films over the course of nine days. The Summer of Lynch was another successful series of various David Lynch full-length and short films. The holiday season is nothing without movie marathons and the OKC MOA are bucking norms to show Christmas For Grown-Ups, a new series featuring raunchy comedies, disregarded classics and unorthodox picks to accent the incoming cold weather.

Highlights include Stanley Kubrick’s last opus, Eyes Wide Shut. The initial lukewarm reviews upon release have eventually turned to recognizing the film as a masterpiece to be spoken of in the same breath as other Kubrick classic. A very unusual choice for a Christmas lineup; however, it does take place in New York City at Christmas time, just like another highlight, Whit Stillman’s first feature, Metropolitan. Both take turns pulling apart the bourgeoisie lifestyle — Stillman with top-notch satirical comedy aimed at the aristocrats and Kubrick with the stark reality of a backdrop of a capitalist holiday.

Die Hard, the new “it’s the best Christmas movie that isn’t a Christmas movie”, is also featured in the line-up. Nothing says holiday cheer quite like watching John McClane spray down terrorists at the Nakatomi Plaza.

The films range from 1934’s The Thin Man to 2015’s Carol. No matter what level of grown-up you are, MOA has constructed a line-up sure to appease just about everyone.

The MOA’s schedule is 12 films deep (with other highlights including 2046, Bad Santa and Brazil) and runs from December 21st to December 31st. For more information on all the films being screened and to buy tickets, visit the OKC MOA’s website and get ready for a marathon accented by cocktails and numerous classic films. 

 

Film Schedule:
 
A Christmas Tale — Thursday, December 21 | 7:30 pm (screening on 35 mm)
 
The Dead — Friday, December 22 | 5:30 pm (screening on 35 mm)
 
Brazil — Friday, December 22 | 8 pm
 
Metropolitan — Saturday, December 23 | 5:30 pm
 
Bad Santa — Saturday, December 23 | 8 pm
 
Die Hard — Sunday, December 24 | 12:30 pm
 
Eyes Wide Shut — Thursday, December 28 | 7:30 pm
 
The Thin Man — Friday, December 29 | 5:30 pm (screening on 35 mm)
 
My Night at Maud’s — Friday, December 29 | 8 pm
 
Carol — Saturday, December 30 | 5:30 pm
 
2046 — Saturday, December 30 | 8 pm (screening on 35 mm)
 
The Apartment — Sunday, December 31 | 2 pm

 

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