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The Artist in the Film


David Adams




For three Wednesdays in April.


welcomes local movie critic David Adams

who will host a series of screenings

in which the artist is the focus of the film.


Wednesday, April 1:

The Horse’s Mouth (1958)

with Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness famously portrays a “fictional” painter,

Gulley Jimson, “a passionate, sometimes surly . . .

[and] brilliant painter.” This is one of the films that

launched Guinness’s career.


Wednesday, April 8:

Derek Jarman’s stunning

Caravaggio (1986)

“a film in which every frame is rendered

in reference to the artist’s work,

composed with rich, shadowy colors

that bring to mind the contrast between

fresh and rotting fruit, and an unrivalled

interplay between sound and production . . . .”


Wednesday, April 15:

Ed Harris as Pollock (2000)

The painter is Jackson Pollock, the actor portraying

him and the director is Ed Harris, and the film is

Pollock (2000), an intense examination of

the relationship between two gifted artists

and the invention of a new art form.

Harris was nominated for an Oscar for his

portrayal of the abstract expressionist Pollock,

and Marcia Gay Harden won the supporting

actress Oscar for her impersonation of Pollock’s

longtime friend, Lee Krasner. Harden also won

the New York Film Critics’ award and

Harris the Toronto Film Critics’ Best Actor

award for their work.



All showings at 7:00 pm at the Lima Senior High Auditorium.  Q&A following the films. CEU credit available for area teachers.  Light refreshments will be available before each film.


Admission: $10.00 per film; $25.00 all three

Please  call 419-222-1721 for reservations.