Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosts free outdoor screening of “Noturna”

The family-friendly film will be preceded with art activities and a reception for the artists visiting for the 20x21 EUG Mural Project


EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 18, 2017) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Family Outdoor Film program returns this summer with “Nocturna” on Wednesday, August 2, at 8:45 p.m. at the University of Oregon Memorial Quad – in front of the museum. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends.


At 7:30 p.m., the JSMA along with Forrest Paint and Imaginiation International, Inc, 20x21EUG Mural Project sponsors, will have family-friendly art activities to entertain the young and young at heart before the film starts. Snacks will be provided by Cosmos Creations, while supplies last.


Directed by Adrián García and Victor Maldonado,”Nocturna” is  an animated film that offers a visually stunning narrative that explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure filled with Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes.


The story focuses on a young boy named Tim, an orphan who has a paralyzing fear of the dark, whose only solace is star-gazing.  On one unusual night, Tim finds himself plunged into the secret world of Nocturna, a realm inhabited by curious creatures that control the night. There are hairdressers who specialize in bed-heads, dream writers, and a vast herd of guardian cats led by the gigantic Cat Shepherd.


Yet this world is in danger: the stars in the sky are disappearing, kids are becoming restless at night, and a mysterious shadow creature is haunting the empty streets, extinguishing anything that gives off light. If Tim and the Cat Shepherd can't set things right, nighttime will never be the same.


Bold animé-influenced character design and beautiful, fluid 2D animation help to create a fantastic dream world that balances the magical with a touch of menace. Tim and the audience ultimately learn that the night doesn't have to be so scary after all.


From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., join the JSMA before the screening of “Nocturna” for the 20x21 Eugene Walls Artists Reception. The 20x21 Eugene Mural Project is an initiative of the City of Eugene’s Public Art Program.


In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the museum.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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