There is something special about the stories from ancient Greece that excite our imagination. This August, watch as gods and mortals collide in epic tales of adventure, love and passion at this year’s Dallas Museum of Art ‘s Summer Film Series: Love, War and Myth in Ancient Greece. In celebration of its most recent exhibit, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, the DMA is showing classic film depictions of some of our favorite Greek stories as well as modern adaptations.
August 1: Ulysses (1954)
A big screen adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey starring legendary Kirk Douglas as Ulysses, a man who just wants to go home and see his family after ten years at war, but not until he fights off an array of gods and monsters.
August 8: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
It’s all about getting that golden fleece, but not until Jason fights off the harpies, defeats a living statue and a skeleton arm, all while making sure he rescues Medea in the process. This version is a real treat as it contains some of the best early special effects the 60’s had to offer.