See It Big! Hollywood Melodrama at Museum of the Moving Image
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For August, the Museum's popular big-screen series focuses on melodrama, a genre defined by outsized passion and grand tales of love and death that are almost operatic. This edition features the finest work of some of the masters of the form: William Dieterle (Portrait of Jennie), Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Joseph Mankiewicz (Suddenly, Last Summer), Vincente Minnelli (Some Came Running), Max Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman), Nicholas Ray (Rebel without a Cause), Douglas Sirk (All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life, Written on the Wind), Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple), John Stahl (Imitation of Life), and William Wyler (The Letter).
Venue Description: Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its expanded and renovated facilities - acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design - the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.