May 16 Joslyn Around Town
ART/LIFE: Renoir
May 9-June 4: Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm, Sundays @ noon

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Join us for ART/LIFE, a series exploring the intersection of the art and life of renowned painters as depicted on film. All screenings held at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater, located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street. On Tuesday evenings, films will be introduced by Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art.

FRIDA (2002)
May 9 @ 6:30 pm (with pre-screening introduction) & May 14 @ noon
The film chronicles the bold and uncompromising life of Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera into her work, and became one of the prominent political, artistic, and sexual revolutionaries of the twentieth century.

RENOIR (2012)
May 16 @ 6:30 pm (with pre-screening introduction) & May 21 @ noon

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andrée, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.

May 23 @ 6:30 pm (with pre-screening introduction) & May 28 @ noon
In Amsterdam of 1642, master painter Rembrandt Van Rijn (Charles Laughton), enjoys a rich, full life in a beautiful, blinding, swirling mist of fame and fortune. But with the sudden death of his beloved wife and muse, his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that quickly offends even his most loyal patrons. Bankrupt and bereft, he finds comfort in the arms of pretty, young Hendrickje (Elsa Lanchester), a servant in his home. Now, offered a surprising second chance at love, will he summon the courage to overcome his demons or will tragedy continue to haunt one of the greatest painters who ever lived?

POLLOCK (2000)
May 30 @ 6:30 pm (with pre-screening introduction) & June 4 @ noon
In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

ART/LIFE is a partnership with Film Streams and a Joslyn Around Town program.