Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SXU to screen “Lust for Life” as part of its 2012-13 Film Series

Saint Xavier University will screen the 1956 film “Lust for Life” on Mon., Nov. 12 as part of its 2012-13 Film Series, “Hollywood Paints.” All screenings in the film series are free and open to the public, and will take place at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall in the Warde Academic Center at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli, “Lust for Life” tells the tale of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (Kirk Douglas) and how his obsessive devotion to his art consumes him. Anthony Quinn won an Oscar for his performance as Van Gogh's friend and rival Paul Gauguin. It is based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone.

This year’s film series offers a selection of films featuring portrayals of some of the world’s greatest artists by famous actors. Other films in the series include:
·         “Surviving Picasso” with Anthony Hopkins as Pablo Picasso – Mon., Dec. 3
·         “Frida” with Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo – Mon., Feb. 4
·         “Pollock” with Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock – Mon., March 4
·         “Basquiat” with David Bowie as Andy Warhol and Jeffrey Wright as Jean Michel Basquiat – Mon., April 1

For more information about the “Hollywood Paints” film series, please contact (773) 298-3081.
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