Did you love the documentary The Rape of Europa, about the Nazis’ systematic theft and destruction of Europe’s art treasures—and the subsequent miraculous recovery of the priceless works? Apparently George Clooney did, because he made a feature film based on a slice of that story—The Monuments Men.

Honolulu Museum of Art members are invited to a complimentary, first-look screening of The Monuments Men on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7pm at Consolidated Ward 16. Not a member yet? Join here! Membership starts at just $25.

WHAT: Advance screening of The Monuments Men
WHEN: Feb. 5, 7pm
WHERE: Consolidated Ward 16
RSVP BY JAN. 31: moc.liamgnull@ihpvsr, to confirm seating for you and a guest. (You will not receive a reply if your RSVP is accepted. You will only receive a reply if the RSVP list is full, in which case you get this notification: “Mahalo for your interest. Unfortunately, seating capacity for this screening is now FULL . We are no longer accepting RSVP’s.”)

RSVP INFO: RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the theater is full.
Arrive no later than 6:30pm to guarantee seating. A check-in desk will be located at the theater entrance.

The Monuments Men focuses on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. As the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

George Clooney co-write and directed the film. And of course he stars, too, alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Downton Abbey‘s Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.