The MWPAI film series begins tonight

UTICA — The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St., begins its next series of films beginning Wednesday, August 3rd.

A film program:

• Phantom of the Open, 2pm and 7:30pm, Wednesday 3rd August and Friday 5th August. Directed by Craig Roberts, the 2022 UK film is rated PG-13 and runs for 106 minutes.

In this heartwarming true story, Maurice Flitcroft (Oscar winner Mark Rylance) is a dreaming and unrelentingly optimistic crane operator who entered the 1976 British Open Golf Championship despite never having played golf before. He hit the worst round in Open history and drew the wrath of golf’s elite, but became a folk hero in the process.

• “Official Competition”, 2pm and 7.30pm, Wednesday 10th August and Friday 12th August. Directed by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn, the partially subtitled 2022 Spanish film is rated R and runs for 1 hour and 54 minutes.

A billionaire entrepreneur (José Luis Gómez) spontaneously decides to make a cult film and recruits renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) to direct this ambitious venture. Rounding out the all-star cast are two actors with tremendous talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heartthrob Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theater actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Through a series of increasingly hilarious tests set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront each other and their own aftermath.

• “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, Wednesday 17 August, 2pm and 7.30pm, and Friday 19 August.

Directed by Anthony Fabian, the 2022 UK film is rated PG and lasts 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is the story of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper (Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread) whose dream of owning a Christian Dior couture dress takes her to Paris on an extraordinary adventure. Isabelle also stars Huppert, Lambert Wilson, and Jason Isaacs.

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• “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”, Wednesday 31 August at 2pm and 7.30pm and Friday 2 September.

The 2022 US film, directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, is rated PG and runs for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Marcel is an adorable 1 inch snail shell who has a colorful life with his grandmother Connie and her pet Alan. The popular character gets his big screen debut in the hilarious and heartwarming tale of finding connections in the smallest of corners.

No film will be shown on August 24th or 26th.

Admission is $9, $7 for Munson Williams members and $5 for students. Ticket sales begin 30 minutes before each performance. Film Passbooks for discounted admission to 10 screenings are available for $85 and $65 for members.

For more information, contact MWPAI at 315-797-0055 or 1-800-754-0797.

The Munson Williams film series is made possible by the State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Kathy Hochul and the state Legislature. The film series is sponsored by M&T Bank.

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