At Eternity's Gate

Centerpiece Screening

Nov 10, 2018, 06:15 PM Museum of Fine Arts Houston $12.00 Buy Tickets

Internationally acclaimed artist, Academy Award© nominated filmmaker (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Basquiat) and University of Houston BFA graduate, Julian Schnabel gathers an extraordinary team of Academy Award© and Golden Globe recipients to create a film about the creator of some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art, Vincent Van Gogh. Written by Lifetime Academy Award©--winning Jean-Claude Carrière and starring Academy Award© nominee Willem Dafoe (as Van Gogh) with a stellar cast including Oscar Isaac (Golden Globe winner, Inside Llewyn Davis) to create a film that is a work-of art in its own right.

 “This  movie  is  an  accumulation  of  scenes  based  on  painter  Vincent  van  Gogh’s  letters,  common  agreement  about  events  in  his  life  that  parade  as  facts,  hearsay,  and  scenes  that  are  just  plain  invented.  The  making  of  art  gives  an  opportunity  to  make  a  palpable  body  that  expresses  a  reason  to  live,  if  such  a  thing  exists.  Even  with  all  the  violence  and  tragedy  that  has  been  associated  with  Van  Gogh’s  life,  there  is  no  doubt,  his  was  a  life  lived  rich  with  magic,  profound  communication  with  nature  and  the  wonder  of  being.  His  unique  perspective  is  one  whose  belief  and  vision  make  visible  and  physical  the  inexpressible.  He  seems  to  have  transgressed  death  and  encouraged  others  to  do  the  same.  This  is  not  a  forensic  biography  about  the  painter.  It  is  about  what  it  is  to  be  an  artist.”

--Julian  Schnabel, Artist and Director

Country, Year United States, 2018
DirectorJulian Schnabel
WriterJEAN CLAUDE CARRIÈRE
CastWillem DaFoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelson, Mathieu Amlaric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar, Oscar Isaac
LanguageEnglish
Runtime110 MINS, 00 SECS
GenreBiopic
SubjectFine Art, History
Event TypeFilm
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