The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch, aims for a similar mix of education and entertainment with Green Screen, a four-film, four-day program presenting new documentaries about people and the planet on which we live.
The series kicks off 7:30 p.m. Thursday with Ingredients, which looks at the local food movement in America, at a time when our nation is attuned to eating prepackaged meals originating from who-knows-where. Taking place over four growing seasons, the film is narrated by actress Bebe Neuwirth (TVs Cheers and Frasier).
At 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the buzz is all about Colony, focused on the phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder, in which worker bees from a hive or colony suddenly disappear, thereby threatening crops that depend upon the insects pollination. As the cause remains unknown, Colony follows a veteran beekeeper as he investigates, as well as two brothers establishing their beekeeping biz in such a volatile, uncertain time.
Global warming is the subject of Cool It, showing 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, directed by Ondi Timoner, who helmed 2004s acclaimed rock doc Dig! Finally, 2 p.m. Sunday brings Waste Land, which finds artist Vik Muniz repurposing garbage into art.
Per-movie tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, and $5 for members. For more information, call 236-3100 or visit okcmoa.com. Rod Lott