Winfield’s Marquee Performing Arts Center will continue its 2019 spring film series at 7 p.m. Saturday with “Loving Vincent.”
“Loving Vincent” is an animated experimental biographical drama about the life and curious circumstances of the death of Vincent Van Gough. An animated masterpiece, the film is a one-of-a-kind work of art depicting the story of a young man who comes to the last hometown of Van Gough to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating the artist’s final days.
Created in 2017 by directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, and Academy Award-winning producers Breakthru Films and Trademark Films, the film won the Golden Globe Award, the Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as two Polish Academy Awards. It was nominated for the Academy Awards in 2018.
The film was conceived first as a short movie, after Dorota Kobiela, a painter, studied the techniques and artist’s story. Each of the 65,000 frames of the movie is an oil painting on canvas, which was the same technique Van Gough used. The movie was created by a team of more than 100 painters.
As the visuals of the film are worth a thousand words, a greater sense of the style and power of the film can be gained by watching the trailer for the film which can be accessed online.
“Loving Vincent” is the last film to be shown at the Marquee before summer, but Friday films will resume Sept. 15 with a film still to be announced. The Marquee will present a number of Kansas Independent Film Shorts on Oct. 19.
All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the Marquee, Inc., 1007 Main St., in Winfield.