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Jan
20
Mon
GAUGUIN In Tahiti: Paradise Lost
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

From Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands – in the panoramas Gauguin saw and portrayed – to the American museums of frenetic and hyper-modern metropolises where his greatest masterpieces are now preserved: New York – Metropolitan Museum of Art, Chicago – Art Institute, Washington – National Gallery of Art, Boston – Museum of Fine Arts. Marked by rebellion and other worlds’ craving, he died of syphilis – abandoned by everyone in the remote village of Hiva Oa.

In 1891 Gauguin leaves Marseille for the Pacific. It’s the beginning of a journey towards the essence of life and art, that will make him one of the greatest modern painters. Gauguin in Tahiti. Paradise Lost will take us to French Polynesia, in Tahiti and Marquesas Islands – to experience the landscapes that inspired him, amongst the locals whom he loved, on the trail of a story that has become myth. In the places where he built houses with bamboo and leaves, discovered light and colours which changed his painting forever, of the sensuality free of inhibitions of the indigenous girls. The documentary will also bring us to Paris, Bretagne, Edinburgh, and to the most prestigious art museums of the United States, where most of his masterpieces are preserved: The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; The National Gallery of Art – Washington; The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston.

Directed by Claudio Poli

Running time: 127 minutes

Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.

$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

 

Jan
25
Sat
BURNS NIGHT
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
 
BURNS NIGHT is back with a mix of expert scotch-tasting with Whisky Sommelier Leslee Fredricks of the NSLC, Scottish-themed canapes prepared by Founder’s House Head Chef Chris Pyne, Scott Henderson on bagpipes and Paul O’Brien on Celtic guitar… and more!

The event will take place at the EVENT SPACE at Fort View Golf Course. Tickets are available through King’s Theatre.

Leslee’s pick of Scotches includes:

  • Bowmore Darkest Sherry Cask 15YO
  • Hazelburn 12YO
  • Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill
  • Glencadam 15YO
  • Ardbeg Uigeadail
  • Macallan Double Cask Gold

TICKETS are $60 each (or $30 without the scotch-tasting)

Space is limited so be sure to get yours in advance!!

This is a fundraiser for King’s Theatre.

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Jan
27
Mon
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (Reel Art at ARTsPLACE)
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm

Location: ARTsPLACE

The Price of Everything

by Nathaniel Kahn, 2018

 With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times–where everything can be bought and sold.

98 min
Admission by donation

Feb
3
Mon
FRIDA: Viva La Vida
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit:

on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

Directed by Giovanni Troilo

Running time: 130 minutes

Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.

$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

 

Feb
9
Sun
THE BHANGRA BOYS
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Film, Music and Live dancing with Halifax’s beloved viral dance sensations, the Bhangra Boys! Watch Behind the Bhangra Boys, a new documentary film inspired by their joyous approach to activism, created by local filmmaker and photographer Nance Ackerman in collaboration with the Maritime Bhangra Group.  Then experience the Bhangra Boys live on stage. Wear your sneakers and join them for a one-of-a-kind live dance experience! Nance Ackerman and three of the Bhangra Boys will be present. This is an ADMISSION BY DONATION event. Proceeds will be donated to support local action on Climate Change.

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Feb
10
Mon
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (Reel Art at ARTsPLACE)
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

Location: ARTsPLACE

Beauty Is Embarrassing : The Wayne White Story

Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.

Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater.

Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to have a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art and objects. It is an infectious quality that will inspire everyone to find their pleasure in life and pursue it at all costs.

At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing is a reminder that we should all follow our passion. It is those creative impulses that will lead us to where we need to go.

88 min
Admission by donation