The Getty Villa


Spend an enchanting evening at the Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater with two iconic films based on the Orpheus myth. Jean Cocteau's 1950 update represents the legendary director at the height of his powers, with peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling. Marcel Camus's award-winning Black Orpheus (1959) brings the ancient Greek myth to the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Tickets $7. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" buttons below.

Parking is $10 after 5:00 p.m.

 

Orpheus

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater



Directed by Jean Cocteau
(France, 1950, French with English subtitles, Blu-ray, 95 minutes)

Jean Cocteau's 1950 update of the Greek myth depicts Orpheus as a poet seeking inspiration and scorned by the Parisian Left Bank youth. Orpheus is in love with both his wife and Eurydice, a mysterious princess who is Death personified. The poet follows the princess into the underworld, leading us into an enchanting tale of love and death. Orpheus' peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.


 

Black Orpheus

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater



Directed by Marcel Camus
(Brazil, 1959, Portugese with English subtitles, Blu-ray, 107 minutes)

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d 'Or, Marcel Camus's Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) (1959) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing sound track by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa, the film is a stunning visual and auditory masterpiece. Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis spinning across America.


Libations


Delight in two specialty cocktails crafted by the Getty Villa Café to accompany a delicious selection of culinary offerings, including gourmet boxed meals and fresh-popped popcorn. On Friday evening, our Kir Royal cocktail is the perfect pairing for Cocteau's French-tinged retelling of Orpheus. On Saturday evening, enjoy a refreshing Mint-Infused Lime Agua Fresca rum cocktail, which evokes the sultry essence of Camus's Rio de Janeiro.


Visitor Information

- Seat cushions will be provided. Portable stadium chairs and outside cushions are not permitted.
- Visitors are encouraged to bring a warm sweater or blanket.


How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.