Jewish Summer Film Series this Sunday + final week to see prints by Norma Bassett Hall

Meet “Anita”

Jewish Summer Film Series continues Sunday
Sunday, July 12| 2 pm
Free admission

Courtesy Menemsha Films

Courtesy Menemsha Films

The 20th season of the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation’s Jewish Summer Film Series, co-sponsored with the Wichita Art Museum, continues this Sunday with the feature film Anita in WAM’s Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall. A young woman with Down syndrome (Alejanda Manzo), Anita lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother Dora (Academy Award nominee Norma Aleandro). One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused, and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed. As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her. Running time: 104 minutes.

Closing this Sunday:
Chipping the Block,
Painting the Silk: The Color Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
on view through Sunday, July 12

Norma Bassett Hall, Old Sycamore, 1942. Color block print, 13 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection

Norma Bassett Hall, Old Sycamore, 1942. Color block print, 13 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches. Courtesy Lockhart Family Collection

The only woman among the 10 charter members of the Prairie Printmakers¬≠–the famous Wichita artist group formed in 1930¬≠–Norma Bassett Hall (1888-1957) created nearly 100 prints celebrating the landscapes and locales in which she lived, including more than a dozen Kansas images. She lived for two decades in Kansas, moving to El Dorado with her husband, printmaker Arthur Hall, in 1922. Guest-curated by Dr. Joby Patterson, Chipping the Block is the first one-woman exhibition of Basset Hall’s work since her death in 1957.

Wichita Art Museum hours are 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday-Saturday and noon to 5 pm Sunday.