VBMA TUESDAY’S FLICK PICK

September 29

Edie (2017) Comedy-Drama

Following the death of her husband, Edie breaks free from years of his control and rebels against her daughter’s wish for her to move into assisted living. Edie embarks on a trip to the Scottish Highlands to climb the world famous Mt. Suilven. Along the way, she hires young camping shop owner Jonny to be her guide. Despite the generational differences, Jonny encourages Edie to fulfill her dream.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8wuNgGtFAY

Stream free with Amazon Prime subscription, or for a small fee on YouTube, Google Play and Vudu

Image credit: Toots Zynsky, Viaggio, 2015, multi colored free form glass vessel, filet de verre (glass thread), 9 ½ x 17 ½ x 12 ¼ in, Museum Purchase with funds provided in part by the Lori Burns Memorial Fund and the Museum’s Acquisition Fund

Some of the themes in Edie reverberate in Toots Zynsky’s Viaggio (2015): beautiful shifting colors, the contraction between people and places that are both hard and fragile, and the importance of journeys.  Viaggio means travel. Have your experiences with travel been life changing?

Give us your thoughts on the film and any connections you made to the VBMA collections on social media.