Are you a film fan? Joslyn occasionally screens thematic films, classics, and documentaries that enhance and extend appreciation of art on view or that celebrate film as an art form. This is where you'll find all the details when moving pictures are featured at Joslyn.
Film Streams, in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum, will present two films timed to coincide with Joslyn’s special exhibition Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color.
Following a screening of Renoir on August 20 and Séraphine on August 27, post-show discussions will be led by Dr. Juliette Parnell. associate professor of French at University of Nebraska, Omaha.
Tickets on sale at Film Streams beginning July 9.
Members of Joslyn Art Museum may enjoy a discounted admission price of $7 to each event. Please present your Joslyn membership ID at the box office. Film Streams’ price for general admission is $9. Discounts are available to students, teachers, military, patrons arriving via bicycle, and Film Streams members.
RENOIR First-run (R)
Directed by Gilles Bourdos.
Tuesday, August 20, 7pm
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I.
The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andree will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andree. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs, pere et fils, become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse.
RENOIR locates a fascinating moment of change, one century’s way of thinking giving way to the next, and the passing of the torch from a great painter to the great filmmaker.
Directed by Martin Provost.
One screening only! Tuesday, August 27, 7pm
Séraphine is the true story of Séraphine de Senlis, a housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41, self-taught and at the instigation of her guardian angel, began painting brilliantly colorful canvases. Director Martin Provost builds his story around the relationship between Séraphine and the avant-garde art dealer who discovers her, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman’s spirit.
JULIETTE PARNELL was raised in Paris. She received her Ph.D at UCLA in French Literature with a specialization in 19th century French Literature and Culture. Her teaching interests are: French Literature, French Cinema, Business French, Contemporary France and language classes. Her favorite class is French Civilization. She recently was awarded a grant by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to organize and promote the "Tournées Festival", a French Film Festival at UNO in April and May 2013.