+ Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream
2017, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, UK/Poland, 95 min.
With Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan
- Fri, Jun 14th 2:00pm
- Sat, Jun 15th 2:00pm
- Tue, Jun 18th 6:30pm
"Stunning, a flawlessly executed journey through Van Gogh's art."—J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Miki Wecel's film will prove fascinating not only to animation and Vincent Van Gogh buffs, but to anyone interested in how the creative sausage is made. As an added bonus, LOVING VINCENT: THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM even has a love story at its center."—Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
LOVING VINCENT uses 65,000 hand-painted frames, extrapolated from Van Gogh's works, to bring the painter's world to life in all its pulsating, thickly colored glory. More than a technical stunt, the film is a compelling, thoroughly researched dramatization of Van Gogh's life, concentrating on his final weeks and rendered in CITIZEN KANE-like flashbacks, as a postman's son seeks to unravel the truth about the painter's contradictory personality and still-unexplained death. In English. DCP digital.
Followed by LOVING VINCENT: THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (2019, Miki Wecel, Poland, 60 min.). The story of how LOVING VINCENT came to be made is nearly as compelling as the film itself. This behind-the-scenes documentary covers the four-year evolution of the film from a proposed 7-minute short by an unknown director to an Oscar-nominated feature utilizing groundbreaking techniques and a small army of painters and animators. In English and Polish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)
There will be a 15-minute intermission.