The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and the New Orleans Film Society are presenting a summer film series called “Murals on Screen: The Work of Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa.” The series spotlights major films shot by the legendary Mexican cinematographer, and is intended to complement NOMA summer exhibitions Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals from Talladega College and Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898.
August 8 brings romantic tragedy María Candelaria (Xochimilco), which won both Best Cinematography and the Grand Prize at the 1946 Cannes Film Festival. More info here. On August 22 it's La Perla (The Pearl), based on John Steinbeck's novella of the same name. Steinbeck also wrote the screenplay for the film. More info here.
All screenings take place at 7 p.m. at NOMA's Stern Auditorium. Films are included with museum admission at NOMA, which is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 7 to 17. Children 6 and under are free. University students with valid ID receive $8 admission. NOMA and New Orleans Film Society members are admitted free of charge.