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MAY 2015

Něco z Alenky (Alice) (1988) FILM SCREENING WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 7:45 P.M.

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Texas Spirit Theater, Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue

The Bullock Museum presents Něco z Alenky (Something from Alice, also known as Alice) from Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer. Alice is Švankmajer's 1988 feature film that uses stop motion and live action to create, what Caryn James of the New York Times called an "extraordinary film [which] explores the story's dark undercurrents." Seen by many as the definitive Through the Looking-Glass/Alice in Wonderland film adaptation, Švankmajer takes us on Carroll's absurd journey with all the glitter and shine scraped away. Follow the White Rabbit into strange and beautiful territory. Run time is 86 minutes. The film is not rated.

This event is free for Bullock Members and Harry Ransom Center Members. Non-Members may purchase tickets for $5.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party TEA PARTY SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2 P.M.-5 P.M. SOLD OUT

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard

The Four Seasons Hotel Austin hosts six Mad Hatter Tea Parties in conjunction with the Ransom Center's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition. The tea parties take place in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin's Lobby Lounge and bring the fun and frivolity of Alice's Wonderland to life with special décor, creative treats, and interactive elements. The teas are $42 per adult and $30 per child (ages 11 and under). Members and guests who bring their Alice's Adventures in Wonderland brochure from the Ransom Center will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations no longer available.

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JUNE 2015

Alice in Wonderland (1951) YOUNG ADVENTURERS FILM SERIES SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 3 P.M.

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The Harry Ransom Center's Young Adventurers Film Series kicks off on Saturday, June 6, at 3 p.m. with Disney's film Alice in Wonderland (1951).

Drawing on Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, the film has become one of the most popular representations of the Alice stories.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Run time is 75 minutes, and the film is rated G.

This series is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, on view through July 6. Mark your calendar for the upcoming films James and the Giant Peach (June 13), Coraline (June 20), and Where the Wild Things Are (June 27.)

Attendees may enter to win a gift basket from Terra Toys, including sparklers, a stuffed rabbit, a glitter bracelet, an "Alice" coloring book, an "Alice" travel journal, and a $20 gift card to Terra Toys.

Special thanks to Terra Toys for their in-kind support.


Members-only Exhibition Tours MEMBER EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 10 A.M.–NOON

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Harry Ransom Center members are invited to member-only hours for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from 10 a.m. to noon. Special docent-led tours will be offered at 10:30 a.m., allowing members to explore the exhibition without the crowds. Members will also be able take advantage of their member discount at the pop-up merchandise shop. No RSVP or tickets required. Please present your membership card for entry; friends and family members are welcome to accompany you. The exhibition opens publicly at noon.


James and the Giant Peach (1996) YOUNG ADVENTURERS FILM SERIES SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 3 P.M.

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The Harry Ransom Center's Young Adventurers Film Series continues on Saturday, June 13, at 3 p.m. with the stop-motion animated film James and the Giant Peach (1996).

Adapted from Roald Dahl's classic 1961 book, the film follows James on his journey in a giant peach with a group of insect friends.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Run time is 80 minutes, and the film is rated PG.

This series is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, on view through July 6. Mark your calendar for the upcoming films Coraline (June 20) and Where the Wild Things Are (June 27.)

Attendees may enter to win a copy of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach as well as a copy of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.


Members-only Exhibition Tours MEMBER EVENT SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 10 A.M.–NOON

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Harry Ransom Center members are invited to member-only hours for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from 10 a.m. to noon. Special docent-led tours will be offered at 10:30 a.m., allowing members to explore the exhibition without the crowds. Members will also be able take advantage of their member discount at the pop-up merchandise shop. No RSVP or tickets required. Please present your membership card for entry; friends and family members are welcome to accompany you. The exhibition opens publicly at noon.


Coraline (2009) YOUNG ADVENTURERS FILM SERIES SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 3 P.M.

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The Harry Ransom Center's Young Adventurers Film Series continues on Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. with Henry Selick's Coraline (2009).

Based on Neil Gaiman's award-winning novella, the film tells the story of Coraline, who wishes for more perfect parents and finds an alternate world where she discovers that all that she wished for is not, in fact, what she wanted.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Run time is 101 minutes, and the film is rated PG.

This series is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, on view through July 6. Mark your calendar for the final film in the series: Where the Wild Things Are on June 27.

Attendees may enter to win a copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline and as well as a copy of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.


Where the Wild Things Are (2009) YOUNG ADVENTURERS FILM SERIES SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 3 P.M.

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The Harry Ransom Center's Young Adventurers Film Series concludes on Saturday, June 27, at 3 p.m. with Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are (2009).

Adapted from Maurice Sendak's childhood tale, the film tells the story of Max, who sails to the island of the Wild Things and becomes their king.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 2:30 p.m. Run time is 101 minutes, and the film is rated PG.

This series is held in conjunction with the Ransom Center's current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, on view through July 6.

Attendees may enter to win a copy of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are and a gift basket from Terra Toys, which includes a kaleidoscope, an optical illusion jigsaw puzzle, Edgar Allen Poe bandages, and a $20 gift card to Terra Toys.

Special thanks to Terra Toys for their in-kind support.


Mad Hatter Tea Party TEA PARTY SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2 P.M.-5 P.M. SOLD OUT

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard

The Four Seasons Hotel Austin hosts six Mad Hatter Tea Parties in conjunction with the Ransom Center's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition. The tea parties take place in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin's Lobby Lounge and bring the fun and frivolity of Alice's Wonderland to life with special décor, creative treats, and interactive elements. The teas are $42 per adult and $30 per child (ages 11 and under). Members and guests who bring their Alice's Adventures in Wonderland brochure from the Ransom Center will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations no longer available.

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JULY 2015

Mad Hatter Tea Party TEA PARTY SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2 P.M.-5 P.M. SOLD OUT

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin, 98 San Jacinto Boulevard

The Four Seasons Hotel Austin hosts six Mad Hatter Tea Parties in conjunction with the Ransom Center's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition. The tea parties take place in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin's Lobby Lounge and bring the fun and frivolity of Alice's Wonderland to life with special décor, creative treats, and interactive elements. The teas are $42 per adult and $30 per child (ages 11 and under). Members and guests who bring their Alice's Adventures in Wonderland brochure from the Ransom Center will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations no longer available.

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