Friday nights in January and February, mark your calendars for the 2013 Winter Nights Film Series at the IMA. The series theme this year is the visual feast: "eight films known for their eye-popping art direction, sumptuous costumes or gorgeous cinematography."
They couldn't have chosen a better movie to start the series than THE FALL. Not only is it one of the most gorgeous movies to have come out in the last 10 years, it's also a love letter to cinema and the power of storytelling. A young man and a little girl, both injured in falls, are patients at a Los Angeles hospital in the 1910s. As he starts telling her an Arabian Nights-style story, the audience is transported into the world created by her imagination. The movie was filmed entirely on-location in more than 20 astonishing and beautiful places around the world.
The movie starts at 7 in the Toby theater. We'll meet for dinner at 6 in the museum's Nourish Cafe (off the main lobby next to the gift shop). If you can't make it before showtime, look for us in the Toby lobby after the movie as we gather for some good post-movie discussion.
TICKETS AND PARKING: The IMA is located at the northwest corner of 38th St and Michigan Rd on the near west side. Tickets are $9/ $5 for IMA members and can be purchased, at the museum or online, in advance or on the evening of. A series pass is $63/ $35 for IMA members. Paid parking is available in the main surface lot and the garage for $5/ free for IMA members. There's free parking in the smaller lots located by the Michigan Rd entrance. More details at the museum's page for the series.