Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) – The State Historical Museum’s
will screen the artful documentary, “Crossing
the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul,” next month
as part of its ongoing “Movies at the Museum”
The documentary follows a European musician and composer
who sets out to capture the musical diversity of Istanbul.
A lover of experimenting with sound, Alexander Hacke
roams the streets of the city with his mobile recording
studio and “magic mike” to assemble an
inspired portrait of Turkish music. His voyage leads
to a broad spectrum ranging from modern electronic,
rock and hip-hop to classical “Arabesque.”
The Historical Museum will screen “Crossing
the Bridge” January 4 at 7 p.m. and January
6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at
or at the door.
Click on the following links for reviews in the Seattle
Times, New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times
and The Village Voice:
Meanwhile, the “Holiday Movies at the Museum”
schedule in December for the school holiday break
Dec. 27 – “The Muppet Christmas Carol”
(1992) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and other Muppets in the
classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is held
accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time
visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present
Dec. 28 – “A Christmas Story” (1983)
at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ralphie Parker, a young boy growing up in the 1940s,
wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder carbine-action
200-shot range model BB rifle with a compass in the
Dec. 29 – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
(1947) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking
about ending it all – on Christmas! As George
is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing
his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows
George what his town would have looked like if it
hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the
The museum is also offering a pizza party package
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the movies.
Tickets for a pizza party/movie package are $8 and
require advance purchase at www.iowatix.com.
Tickets for only the movie are $3 at The Museum Store,
and at the door. Snacks, candy and beverages will
be available for purchase. Free holiday crafts and
activities also will be offered 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a trustee
of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate
for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies,
records, collects, preserves, manages and provides
access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual
mission of preservation and education serves Iowans
of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates
information, and encourages and supports historical
preservation and education efforts of others throughout
the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org
or call 515-281-5111 for more information.
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