Seafaring Film Series Continues With Captain Horatio Hornblower August 1

For Immediate Release

July 23, 2003

The Clark Art Institute's summer film series "Britannia Rules the Waves" will continue on Friday, August 1, at 4 p.m., with the 1951 classic, Captain Horatio Hornblower. Gregory Peck stars as C.S. Forrester's famous character in this swashbuckler directed by Raoul Walsh. The film has a running time of 117 minutes. Admission is free.

Offered every Friday at 4 p.m. through September 5, the series "Britannia Rules the Waves" celebrates the Clark's current exhibition, Turner: The Late Seascapes. From seafaring adventures to coastal comedies, the series explores the bond between Great Britain and the ocean that surrounds it. Upcoming films include Damn the Defiant (1962, 101 minutes) on August 8, Persuasion (1995, 104 minutes) on August 15, and In Which We Serve (1943, 114 minutes) on August 22.

Turner: The Late Seascapes is on view at the Clark through September 7. The Clark is the only North American venue to see the exhibition of 35 paintings and watercolors by Britain's greatest artist.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  Summer hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Gallery admission is $10 (members, students, and children free). For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/turner/.

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