Artists in the Movies: “Lust for Life” at the Guilford Free Library
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September 12, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for three great films depicting the creative process of a great artist. Maureen Belden, Director of the Guilford Art Center will give a short introduction to each film at 6:45 pm.
Lust for LifeLust for Life (1956) 122 mins.
Vincent Van Gogh is the archetypical tortured artistic genius. His obsession with painting, combined with mental illness, propels him through an unhappy life full of failures and unrewarding relationships. He fails at being a preacher to coal miners. He fails in his relationships with women. He earns some respect among his fellow painters, especially Paul Gauguin, but he does not get along with them. He only manages to sell one painting in his lifetime. The one constant good in his life is his brother Theo, who is unwavering in his moral and financial support. Anthony Quinn won a Oscar for his role as Paul Gauguin and Kirk Douglass was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Van Gogh.
Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Guilford Art Center.