U.K., 2022, 85 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Phil Grabsky, Not Rated, Exhibition on Screen

Cézanne: Portraits of a Life

Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16

“With expert commentary, the artist’s correspondence in voiceover by Brian Cox and lovely travel photography, this documentary is a complete package for art lovers.” —Bruce Steele, Mountain Xpress

“A film that thoroughly repays careful listening and looking.” —The Guardian

These screenings are SOLD OUT!

Filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviews from experts and curators from MoMA in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps one of the least known and yet most important of all the Impressionists.

Director Phil Grabsky expressed his deep appreciation for exploring artists from various historical periods and geographical locations. However, he acknowledged a recurring inclination to revisit the remarkably fruitful period of late 19th-century France. Grabsky emphasized the significance of artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh, Matisse, Morisot, Cassatt, and Whistler in shaping the artistic landscape of that era. Notably, he emphasized the pivotal role played by Paul Cézanne, an artist hailed by Picasso as "the father of us all."

Reserved seating is in place for this screening.

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