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SERIES PASS - smARTfilms: ART ADDICT, curated & hosted by TJ Faddis
Bainbridge Island Museum
Bainbridge Island, WA, WA
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SERIES PASS - smARTfilms: ART ADDICT, curated & hosted by TJ Faddis
Come see your favorite movies as they are meant to be seen: on the big screen, in comfy chairs, and well fed! All screenings are followed by a facilitated discussion.

Join BIMA for six weeks as we explore films that explore art!. Stay late for a facilitated discussion about the evenings film.

Come early for dinner featuring soup, salad, nightly specials and dessert. Reservations recommended call 206-451-4011. Dinners are not included in ticket price.

The series will kick-off February 28, 2017 and run six weeks.

Bistro open at 5:30
Auditorium opens at 7:00
Movie starts at 7:30

Featured films:

February 28:
SERAPHINE  - French w subtitles / 2 hours
Trailer:  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/seraphine

Beautifully rendered yet nicely understated, this historical bio-pic set in 1914 features a French painter of limited intellect and worldly experience who created magnificent works of art in honor of the angels, using her own homemade paints.  Discovered in her mid-40s as a lowly house cleaner by a famous German art collector, Seraphines future might seem assured, but world events will intervene.  Starring Yolande Moreau, the movie features Seraphines actual paintings, so seeing this on the big screen is an enormous privilege.

March 7:
MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - Biography documentary / 106 minutes / English

Seductive, fearless and outrageous, Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years.  This film follows her as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective at MoMA.  By the end of the film, it becomes apparent that Marina is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time - and promises a lively post-film discussion.

March 14:
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY  -  Documentary / Rated R for language / 91 minutes
Trailer:  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/ai-weiwei-never-sorry

Ai Weiwei is an internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist who was the artist/consultant of the exquisite Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing used during the 2008 and upcoming 2022 Olympics.  He is as well known for his ambitious artwork as he is for his political provocations.  NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of Chinas preeminent contemporary artist.

March 21:
FRANCOFONIA  -  Subtitled / Documentary / 88 minutes
Trailer:  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/francofonia

From the director of RUSSIAN ARK, Aleksandr Sokurov brings us a portrait of the Louvre as the film transforms into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.  He touches upon those historical events which threatened cultural art: Napoleon, the Nazi invasion of France, and even todays religious extremists.  Blending archival footage, actor re-creation, and special effects, Sokurov crafts a cinematic ode to art.  This is one the most beautiful films of the year. - Chicago Sun Times

March 28:
EAMES: THE ARCHITECT & THE PAINTER - 85 minutes / Documentary
Trailer:  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/eames-the-architect-the-painter

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as one of Americas most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. Their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life  from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age  is explored further in this documentary narrated by James Franco.

April 4:
BILLY ELLIOT  -  105 minutes / Rated R for language
Trailer:  http://www.metacritic.com/movie/billy-elliot

Coming of age dance/drama of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, who lives in a rough coal-mining village in Britain during the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher was shutting down the mines, who trades his boxing lessons for ballet lessons unbeknownst to his father and older brother.  Will they allow Billy to pursue his dream?  As howlingly funny as it is touching, this one may well have us dancing during the post-film discussion.  Directed by Stephen Daldry and co-starring Julie Walters, this was actor Jamie Bells cinematic debut.


Bainbridge Island Museum (View)
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA, WA 98110
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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