The Gibbes Museum is preparing a new film series, titled Gibbes in Focus, featuring a monthly movie screening. The series will begin Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with a showing of the classic drama, Eve’s Bayou.

A Streetcar Named Desire will be shown March 25 and Daughters of the Dust will play April 22. Eve’s Bayou and Harriet director Kasi Lemmons has recorded a special message to the audience for the Feb. 25 screening of her film, which will be shown before the movie.

“This series is really meant to celebrate the art of film and the power of storytelling,” said Gibbes representative Chase Quinn. “We hope to lift up women filmmakers and filmmakers of color with a carefully curated mix of popular classics and lesser known gems and provide as safe a movie-going experience as possible in the heart of downtown.”

The first round of films will act as the series’ pilot program. The movies were chosen to explore the Southern Gothic subgenre in film.

Gibbes in Focus will be presented at the Gibbes Museum. The events will be in person, so masks are required and seating will be socially distanced. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 with a student ID. Registration for each film can be found online.

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