Avant-garde films, cool drinks at NBMAA

Published on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:21
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Two short films will be shown and drinks will be served Thursday at the New Britain Museum of American Art’s Pop-up Bar.

Two rarely seen films created by “L.A. Cool School” artist Ed Ruscha will be shown in conjunctiom with the museum’s latest exhibit: “California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha.” Both films showcase Ruscha’s deadpan and avant-garde aesthetic.

“Premium” (1971, 24 minutes) stars artist Larry Bell and model Leon Bing in a humorous rendition of Mason Williams’ “How to Derive Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers,” which follows a man through a grocery store to a seedy hotel, where he carefully prepares a huge salad in bed.

“Miracle” (1975. 28 minutes) featuring artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips, presents a day in the life of an eccentric auto mechanic, whose obsession with a 1965 Mustang carburetor delays his hot date.

Patrons 21 and older can buy cold beer, wine and craft cocktails to sip on the Pritchard Family Terrace overlooking Walnut Hill Park and then catch the double feature.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m., and movies will begin at 6 p.m. Drinks are cash only.

For questions about the event contact the museum at 860-229-0257 or visit nbmaa.org

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or aderosa@centralctcommunication.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:21. Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 22:24.