Wednesday, January 09
7:00 PM @ The Ellen Theatre
Director Julian Schnabel journey’s inside the life and mind of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. NYT Critics Pick. PG13. 110 minutes. HI/VI.
‘AN UNBRIDLED PORTRAIT OF THE PAINFUL BUT PRODUCTIVE FINAL YEARS IN THE LIFE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH, A ROLE INHABITED WITH THE LUCIDITY OF MADNESS BY WELLEM DAFOE.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
From Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) comes “At Eternity’s Gate.” Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh (Academy Award nominated Willem Dafoe) spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him. Any film could give you the gist of Van Gogh’s life story, but perhaps only this one can make you feel what it would be like to stand in a field with this brilliant mind, and watch him make magic out of scenery.
“This is a film about painting and a painter and their relationship to infinity. It is told by a painter. It contains what I felt were essential moments in his life, this is not the official history – it’s my version. One that I hope could make you closer to him.” – director Julian Schnabel
Starring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric. Rated PG13. 110 minutes. CC.