In 1965, German artist Joseph Beuys covered his head and face in honey and gold leaf, tied a slab of iron to his boots and sat in a gallery cradling and whispering bedtime stories to a dead hare. The performance piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, still shocks, inspires, and confuses audiences—
In Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 silent comedy, Shoulder Arms, the hero falls haphazardly into moments of triumph with characteristic silliness, though it is set in World War I era France. Charlie somehow manages to capture 13 Germans, then the Kaiser, only to realize that his grand successes are not what they seem. The film continues the
The Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film partner to bring two more classics to their Families on Film series. Good Morning (1959) is the story of two brothers who have taken a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a t.v. This touching comedy
Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, F.W. Murnau produced the silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror telling the vampire story of Count Orlok. The hauntingly beautiful film from 1922 will be screened inside the Peristyle, accompanied by a live score performed by organist Stephen Warner. It’s a good thing the lawsuit which attempted to
Your favorite songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show will fill the theater as live musicians perform the score, accompanying an energetic performance, bringing the film to the stage — the best of both worlds, excitement for both your eyes and ears! Two shows provide opportunities to experience the cult classic in a new way. Dress
The dead are rising and they’re out to eat human flesh… according to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The classic horror film has recently won the Saturn Award for Best DVD/Blu-Ray Special Edition Release. For it’s 50th anniversary, the Ohio Theatre hosts a screening where you’re sure to get a good fright.