Vincent (1987, 35mm)
March 04 only
A rare 35mm screening, part of our 41 Years of Arthouse celebration and a tribute to Roxie Releasing!
The most financially lucrative of the Roxie Releasing titles, VINCENT explores the artist’s final ten years through the astonishingly eloquent letters he wrote his brother Theo. Read by John Hurt, van Gogh’s words vividly describe his early religious impulses, his longing to paint, his relentless poverty, and personal anguish. Cox’s images record the landscapes of Holland and France as the artist might have experienced them, pairing them, of course, with the glorious paintings themselves, irresistibly unfurled onto the big screen.
“The best film about a painter I have ever seen.” (read entire review) –Roger Ebert.
Part of BILL BANNING’S ROXIE RELEASING: A TRIBUTE (March 4 Only! See the Entire Schedule!), itself but one day of our “41 Years Of The Roxie As An Arthouse Movie Theater Celebration“, running Friday, Saturday & Monday, March 3, 4 & 6!