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An Evening with James Ivory: A Room With a View

Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Museum Shop open for purchase of signed copies of Solid Ivory
7:00 p.m. A conversation with James Ivory moderated by Michael Barker
8:00 p.m. Screening of A Room with a View

In Solid Ivory (2021, Macmillan), a carefully crafted mosaic of memories, portraits, and reflections, the Academy Award–winning filmmaker James Ivory, a partner in the legendary Merchant Ivory Productions and the director of A Room with a ViewMauriceHowards End, and The Remains of the Day, tells stories from his remarkable life and career as one of the most influential directors of his time. The Museum is pleased to present a special evening featuring a rare public appearance by Ivory for a conversation moderated by Michael Barker, Co-Chair of the Museum and Co-President of Sony Pictures Classics. The discussion will be followed by a screening of A Room with a View. Signed copies of Solid Ivory will be available in the Museum Shop.

A Room with a View
Dir. James Ivory. 1986, 117 mins. DCP. With Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Judi Dench. This exquisite and captivating adaptation of E. M. Forster’s 1908 novel was a box-office and critical sensation that was the rare art-house film to break through to the mainstream, officially turning director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant into household names. In her first movie role, Bonham Carter is Lucy Honeychurch, a young, upper-middle-class English woman who falls for the handsome if taciturn George Emerson (Sands) while on vacation in Florence, disrupting her engagement to the fussy Cecil (Day-Lewis) back in England. This Edwardian comedy of manners is one of the great movie love stories, sly and irreverent while maintaining a romantic ecstasy, and featuring spectacular cinematography and set design, and a clever, layered Oscar-winning script by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Tickets (program only): $20 / $15 MoMI members. Copies of the book will be available for sale in the Museum Shop.

Tickets (including theater program and a copy of Solid Ivory): $40 / $30 MoMI members. The book will be held at the Museum’s admission desk and can be picked up along with the ticket.

All attendees must show proof of vaccination (along with photo ID) and wear a face mask. Please review safety protocols before your visit.