Post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh is the focus of the Sunrise Theater’s two-movie Art Series in November. The Exhibition on Screen film, Van Gogh and Japan plays November 7 at 10am followed by the Willem Dafoe movie, At Eternity’s Gate on November 14 at 10am. Each movie will be introduced by Ellen Burke, local art educator and lecturer. Special student pricing and two-film discounts are available.
Van Gogh and Japan is the little-known story of Van Gogh’s art and the importance and impact of his study of Japan. The film travels to France, the Netherlands, and Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know today.
“Few artists exhibited the emotional connection to Japan of Van Gogh. He believed the simplicity of line and form reflected a closer connection with nature and a quieter, kinder culture,” said Ellen Burke. “The influence of Japonism on Van Gogh's work and his emotional state is profound and deeply touching."
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema. Working with top international museums and galleries, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN creates films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics.
Tickets to EOS Van Gogh and Japan on Thursday, November 7, 10am are $15 reserved seating.
At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent Van Gogh’s letters and common agreement about events in his life.
The film stars Academy Award Nominee Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, and Oscar Isaac.
During a self-imposed exile in France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.
Tickets to At Eternity’s Gate on Thursday, November 14, 10am are $8 reserved seating.
Ellen Burke is a local artist and art educator with a 37-year career as art educator, Fine and Performing Arts Director and adjunct professor of art education in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since moving to Pinehurst four years ago Ellen has been teaching classes for children and adults as well as Art Appreciation lectures at Hollyhocks Gallery in Pinehurst. She is an active and valued member of the Sunrise’s SunArts Committee which is dedicated to bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and engaging entertainment to the theater.
Tickets to the two films can be purchased individually but are also available at a discounted price of $20 when purchased together. Contact the Sunrise Theater to purchase the tickets at the special price or for more information on student discounts. The Sunrise Theater office is located at 244 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines and is open Monday through Friday, noon - 5pm. (910-692-3611)