- April 2014
3rd THURSDAYS@3: Repatriating Art: Stolen Beauty. Among works taken from their original sites were the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt; the Euphronius Vase, recently returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Elgin marbles removed from the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens and since exhibited in the British Museum in London. Professor Thomas Germano will also discuss the looting of archaeological sites in Egypt, Guatemala and Iraq, as well as a host of artworks in private collections taken from Holocaust victims during the second world war. 3 p.m.
FILM SANDWICHED IN: Back-to-Back (1959-105 min.). Author Sir John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, was born on April 21, 1923. We celebrate his birthday with this set of two comic one-act plays. In “The Dock Brief,” an incompetent lawyer prepares to defend a man who, by his own admission, is guilty of murdering his wife. In “What Shall We Tell Caroline?,” a foul-tempered but loving man seeks to shelter his wife and daughter from the realities of life. Sir Michael Hordern, George Rose and Jean Marsh star. 12:10 p.m.
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” (2013-134 min.). Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) is captaining the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama when it is hijacked by desperate Somali pirates. Screenwriter Billy Ray adapted the book by Phillips and Stephan Tally, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea. 7:30 p.m.