August Film lineup for FILM at the Erie Art Museum

The Erie Art Museum FILM series continues.

Erie, PA, August 05, 2012 --( FILM at the Erie Art Museum is set to wrap up its Wednesday night summer film series with the August lineup. This nightly social and cultural experience, curated by John C. Lyons, showcases some of the most dynamic independent, documentary-style and “uniquely Erie” films.

To kick off on August 1, the film will be “That Thing You do!” directed by Tom Hanks. This film’s backdrop takes place here in the heart of Erie, serving as the central band’s hometown. Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler and Charlize Theron hold star rolls for this music/comedy film, and they’ll also show Hanks' 40 minute extended cut from the film.

Wednesday, August 8 will be “Eraserhead,” film auteur David Lynch’s first film. Lynch is also known for his production of films: Twin Peaks, Mulholland Dr. and Blue Velvet. Socialize with cinephiles and casual viewers alike and enjoy the free Magic Hat samples beginning at 7 p.m.

August 15th’s screening will be “the Celebration,” that follows the plot of when a respected family patriarch and businessman celebrate his 60th birthday at the family-run castle hotel when some unpleasant truths are revealed. This highly influential Danish film started an independent film movement in the late 90’s and was later adapted for the stage as well.

“12 Angry Men” will be the film choice for the Wednesday, August 22. This talented cast in the 1957 classic legal drama is in remastered HD.

The final Wednesday is August 29, with a screening of “Wuthering Heights.” This well-known film adaption has been selected by all the major film festivals and is coming to big city theaters such as New York and Los Angeles in October—but Erie gets it first, a very unique aspect of the Museum’s film series.

For a complete schedule and description on the summer Film series at the Erie Art Museum, log on to The Erie Art Museum’s FILM series is presented by Magic Hat and takes place every Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is free but $5 donations are both suggested and greatly appreciated.

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at or call (814) 459-5477.
Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller