• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Artistic Types - film series

July 2, at 7 pm. The life of a poor maid in the home of Johannes Vermeer is turned upside down when the famous artist decides to paint her portrait. 2003, Rated PG-13. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson. Based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. "Captivating" - Entertainment Weekly. "Inspired performances" - Hollywood Reporter. " Period-perfect and full of imaginative Vermeer-inspired imagery" - Video Librarian.
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July 9, at 6:45 pm. After he fails at his attempt to be a preacher, Vincent van Gogh finds his life calling as an artist. Seeking support from his brother and from other artists, including Paul Gauguin, Vincent develops his unique style while struggling with his emotional problems. 1956, NR. Starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. Directed by Vincent Minnelli. Based on the novel by Irving Stone. "Highly recommended" - Video Librarian. Golden Globe and NY Film Critics award winner - Kirk Douglas. Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner - Anthony Quinn.
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July 16, at 6:45 pm. The story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The strong-willed Frida overcame physical hardships and a tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera to gain success as an artist. 2002, Rated R. Starring Salma Hayek, Alfred Molino, Antonio Banderas and Edward Norton. 2002, Rated R. "A visual feast" - New York Post. "Suggestive of an artist whose canvas was her life and vice versa." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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July 23, at 7 pm. The African-American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat went from sleeping in a cardboard box in New York to spending time with Andy Warhol, then on to personal success before his death at age 27. Starring Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie, Parker Posey, Benicio del Toro, Christopher Walken, Courtney Love and Dennis Hopper. Directed by Julian Schnabel. 1996, Rated R. "Two thumbs way up!" - Siskel & Ebert. "An incredibly cool cast" - Newsweek.
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