Film Studies: American Roots – Celebrating our Nation’s Cultural Contributions in the Arts
March 17, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - April 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm$80. – $90.
Tuesdays at 1:30 or 7pm
March 17 – April 14, 2020
This film series is offered in conjunction with the VBMA’s exhibit From Homer to Hopper: American Art from the Phillips Collection, Washington DC, on view through May 31, 2020. We are pleased to present a series of films that also highlight the spirit of American culture between 1850 and 1950. We will sample films that exemplify a few of our wonderful writers and painters from this era. In the film Last Call, come learn about the troubled genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald as he struggled to complete his final triumph, an unfinished novel begun during his last twenty months and published posthumously, later to be known as The Last Tycoon. The framework for Last Call is derived from the personal memoir of his assistant and secretary during those last days, when she served as his confidante and sounding board, to create a work that was possibly his most famous and enduring.
Presenting Sponsor: Roberta G. Olsen
Supporting Sponsors: Connie and Don Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Unruh, Jr.
Patron Sponsors: Herb and Vicki Aspbury, Ann Bowling Endowment for Film, Sue and Charlie Thomas
Additional Support: Rehmann, Financial and Business Advisory Services
Special thanks to Mrs. Helen Stone for her support of the Film program.