BARDAVON CONCLUDES THE 2015/16 FRIDAY FILM SERIES
Out of Africa (1985)
Seven time Oscar winner filmed in Africa and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford On the Bardavonâ€™s big screen Friday April 1
(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon 1869 Opera House will conclude its 18th season of classic films on the big screen with the Oscar winning Out of Africa (1985) on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm, at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. This film is co-presented with Vassar Brothers Institute, whose members are admitted free of charge.
This 1985 Sydney Pollack feature takes place in 20th-century colonial Kenya, where a Danish baroness/plantation owner (Meryl Streep) has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter (Robert Redford). The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesenâ€™s book Shadows on the Grass and other sources. The film received 28 awards, including seven Academy Awards. Out of Africa was filmed using descendants of several people of the Kikuyu tribe who are named in the book, near the actual Ngong Hills outside Nairobi.
Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film.
The Bardavonâ€™s Friday Film Series is made possible by: Marshall & Sterling Insurance and The Poughkeepsie Journal.
All seats for Out of Africa are just $6 and are general admission. Tickets are available at Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters â€“ the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1515-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston â€“ and the regionâ€™s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for todayâ€™s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.