19th July 2007, 05:34 PM
Under The Banyan Tree: Open Air Cinema
A Programme of the National Museum Cinémathèque
Supported by Novus
Come celebrate the magic of cinema in the outdoors with Under The Banyan Tree - free monthly screenings at the National Museum of Singapore.
Enjoy beloved classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and savour the thrill of Hitchcock’s Psycho with your family and friends in a cozy open-air setting complete with a delectable selection of food and beverages from Novus Café. Also, stand a chance to win attractive prizes with our movie trivia contests.
Date: 27 & 28 July 2007
7.00pm open for seating / 8.00pm screening starts
Venue: Stamford Green, National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road
Schedule & Synopses
Fri 27 July
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Dir: Blake Edwards
1961 / USA / 115 min / PG
A quintessential romantic comedy that utilizes Audrey Hepburn's flighty charm and svelte beauty to dazzling effect, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is Edward Blake’s brilliant adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella of the same name.
Hepburn plays an enchanting urban sophisticate in beautiful designer dresses and lives off the gifts of her admirers. George Peppard is her upstairs neighbour, a struggling writer and ‘kept’ man financed by a steely older woman (Patricia Neal). Edward's elegant touch, Axelrod's generous screenplay, and Hepburn's mix of experience and naiveté combine to create one of the greatest screen romances, portraying a refined slice of high society bohemian chic.
Sat 28 July
Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
1960 / USA / 109 min / PG
Adapted from the novel by Robert Bloch, Hitchcock’s most famous movie Psycho is a shocker that still keeps people away from showers. Janet Leigh, a woman on the run, who befriends the shy hotel clerk Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) when she stays at the Bates Motel. What is Norman's sinister secret? Will Vera Miles find her sister? And just where is Mrs. Bates?
Even after forty years since its first release, Hitchcock’s dark masterpiece Psycho remains the yardstick by which all other thrillers are measured.
For upcoming film screenings, please log on to www.nationalmuseum.sg or call 6332 0122.