Thursday, November 15, 2012

SXU to screen “Surviving Picasso” as part of its 2012-13 Film Series

Saint Xavier University will screen the 1996 film “Surviving Picasso” on Mon., Dec. 3 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 James Ivory, “Surviving Picasso” is about the complicated personal life of famed painter Pablo Picasso (Anthony Hopkins) seen through the eyes of his lover, a young artist named Francoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone). While living as Picasso's mistress for ten years, Francoise sees that he is a womanizer and often cares little for other peoples' feelings. Francoise slowly learns about the many other women (including Julianne Moore as Dora Maar) who have been part of Picasso's life, each of whom seems deeply scarred by their time with him.

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:
·         “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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