Harry Ransom Center Hosts “Making Movies Film Series”

May 25, 2010

Event: The Harry Ransom Center presents the "Making Movies Film Series" throughout the summer.

When: 7 p.m., various dates in June and July

Where: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets

Film still from 'North by Northwest'

Film still from 'North by Northwest.'

Background: The "Making Movies Film Series" highlights films showcased in the "Making Movies" exhibition. Featuring items from the Ransom Center's extensive film collections, the exhibition reveals the collaborative nature of the filmmaking process and focuses on how the artists involved-from writers to directors, actors to cinematographers-transform the written word into moving image.

The Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater has limited seating. Line forms upon arrival of the first person, and doors open 30 minutes in advance. Patrons are encouraged to visit the galleries, which are open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, before attending the screenings.

The following films will be screened in the series:

June 10: King Vidor's "Duel in the Sun" (1946), featuring Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck.

June 17: "Black Narcissus" (1947), directed by Michael Powell and Emerich Pressburger and starring Deborah Kerr and David Farrar
 
June 24: Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" (1959), starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.

July 8: "Detour" (1945), directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage.

July 15: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), directed by Mike Nichols and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

July 22: Martin Scorsese's "Casino" (1995), starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci.

High-resolution press images are available.

For more information, contact: Alicia Dietrich, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512 232 3667;  Jennifer Tisdale, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512-471-8949.