Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Hosts Free Outdoor Screening of the Academy Award-Nominated “Song of the Sea”

EUGENE, Ore. -- (July 16, 2015) –  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art invites you to a free outdoor screening of the hand-drawn animated film “Song of the Sea” (2014, Ireland/Luxembourg/ Belgium/France/Denmark, 93 minutes) at the University of Oregon Memorial Quad on Wednesday, August 5, at 8:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family and friends! Free non-alcoholic beverages will be provided!


An Academy Award-nominated film based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, “Song of the Sea” is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.


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


Cosponsored by the Cinema Studies, the UO Folklore Program and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute & Summer Session.


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 based in a major university setting. 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, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. NEW HOURS: 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.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


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


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