WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug.1, 2018) – One of the Piedmont Triad’s original outdoor film series returns this August to the expansive front lawn of Reynolda. Cinema Under the Stars will kick off its 12th season on Friday, Aug. 10 with the family-friendly film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and continues Friday nights through Aug. 31.
Outdoor Film Series Co-Presented by the UNCSA School of Filmmaking
Gates open at 7 p.m. each night, and films will be shown on the front lawn at sunset. In case of rain, films will be shown in the museum’s auditorium. Filmgoers are encouraged to arrive early and picnic on the lawn. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for cash purchase; no outside alcohol is permitted. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.
Cost is $5 per person or $20 per car, cash only. Children age 5 and under are free.
August 10: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
The Winston-Salem Youth Flute Ensemble will perform before the film at 7:45 p.m. Formed in 2011, the ensemble is a summer music program that gives students in middle school through college an opportunity to learn and perform music together during the summer months. The group is directed by flutists Peter and Lissie Shanahan, graduates of Indiana University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The Juilliard School.
August 17: “Sideways”
August 24: “National Lampoon’s Vacation”
August 31: “O Brother, Where Art Thou”
Cinema Under the Stars is co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Additional information about the film series is available at reynoldahouse.org and on social media by searching #reynoldasummer.
Reynolda, in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a rare gem among the nation’s cultural institutions and historic greenspaces. The 50-year-old museum at the center of Reynolda’s 180 acres, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, presents a renowned art collection in a historic and incomparable setting: the original 1917 interiors of the country manor of R. J. Reynolds. Spanning 250 years, the collection is an uncompromisingly selective one, a chronology of American art, with each artist represented by one work of major significance. Highlights are: Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Stuart Davis, Martin Johnson Heade, Alex Katz, Lee Krasner, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood. The collection was assembled by the unerring eye of Barbara Babcock Millhouse, granddaughter of R. J. and Katharine Reynolds. The Reynolda experience includes a free app called Reynolda Revealed; touring exhibitions in the museum’s Mary and Charlie Babcock Wing; formal gardens, conservatory and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens; and more than 25 of the estate’s original buildings repurposed as shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village. Reynolda, located at 2250 Reynolda Road, is adjacent to Wake Forest University. For more information, please visit reynolda.org. Connect at facebook.com/rhmaa and @CurateReynolda.
America’s first public arts conservatory, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts has a unique mission: to train talented, creative students for professional careers in the arts. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled, from high school through post-master’s, in the five professional schools that make up the School of the Arts: Dance, Design and Production, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. Along with rigorous arts training, students receive academic instruction through the Division of Liberal Arts and the High School Academic Program. Admission is by audition or portfolio review. Students study with resident master teachers who have had successful careers in the arts and who remain active in their professions. Performance is an integral part of the training program, and students, faculty and guest artists present more than 300 public performances and screenings annually. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina System when it was formed in 1972. For more information, visit uncsa.edu.