At Eternity's Gate
2018, Julian Schnabel, Switzerland/UK, 110 min.
- Fri, Jan 18th 2:00pm
- Fri, Jan 18th 6:00pm
- Sat, Jan 19th 7:45pm
- Sun, Jan 20th 3:00pm
- Mon, Jan 21st 7:45pm
- Tue, Jan 22nd 7:45pm
- Wed, Jan 23rd 6:00pm
- Thu, Jan 24th 6:00pm
“Fierce, immediate and often inspired…persuasive, movingly enacted.”--Michael Phillips, Chicago Sun-Times
“Schnabel’s dream portrait of Van Gogh is made whole by its star Willem Dafoe, whose radiant intensity fills every corner of the film.”--Stephanie Zacharek, Time
The subjective eye and relentless drive of Vincent Van Gogh are achingly brought to life by director and world-renowned artist Schnabel (Oscar-nominated THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, BASQUIAT). Central to this powerful portrait of Van Gogh’s final two years in Arles is the jagged intensity of Willem Dafoe’s performance. Rugged and ragged, with haunted blue eyes, Dafoe’s Van Gogh vibrates with the over-stimulus of the natural world around him. As he tumbles into an abyss of despair at his perceived failures in all areas of life, his talent explodes in the creation of his greatest works--self- portraits and wild, expressive images of sunflowers, night skies, and provincial landscapes. Schnabel’s brilliance is in bringing the interior world of the artist to the surface through Van Gogh’s contentious encounters with friends and foes, including fellow artist Paul Gauguin (Isaac), café owner and portrait subject Marie Ginoux (Emmanuelle Seigner), doctor (Mathieu Amalric), and village priest (Mads Mikkelsen). DCP digital widescreen. (BS)
Note: The screenings on Friday, January 18 at 2 PM and on Thursday, January 24 at 6 PM will be open-captioned.