Films on Friday: Porgy and Bess

Friday August 03, 2012

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Description:

In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown. After viewing the film, museum director Kevin Grogan leads a discussion. Participants are invited to bring a lunch.

Category:

Arts & Culture

Hours:

Starts at 12:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

FREE

Location:

  • Morris Museum of Art
  • 1 Tenth Street
  • Augusta, GA
  • Downtown

Phone:

706-724-7501

Website:

Morris Museum Website

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