You know I love me the classic movies. I will pretty much watch any movie if it's in black and white and made before 1965. I especially love movies that were made in the 1930s and getting the chance to see them on an actual big screen instead of on a tv is a real treat. Every Saturday the International Museum of Art screens a classic film, and this weekend, you can see the 1937 film, Lost Horizon.

When this movie was made, the world was holding its breath as things were ramping up toward a another world war. There were quite a few movies made that involved the background of the impending war. Lost Horizon revolves around a plane that crashes in the Himalayas with a group of Europeans on board. They are rescued and taken to Shangri-La, a place that is hidden from the rest of the world. It is like heaven on earth and one of the Europeans sees it as the place he is meant to be, but his brother hates it. He attempts a risky escape, one that could destroy the ancient culture of Shangri-La. The movie is an allegory about how fast the world was moving and how shaken most people were feeling. It really is an amazing film.

The movie is free and after you've caught your breath, check out the Museum. It has a lot of interesting exhibits, and the architecture and furnishings are breathtaking. You can even enjoy the fantastically well-priced concessions. They have popcorn, soft drinks, and candy for a buck a piece so you can take someone with you and will probably only spend about $20 for the whole afternoon.

WHAT: Lost Horizon
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana

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