Tuesday’s Flick Picks
Mona Lisa is Missing (2012) is the untold story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the Italian immigrant who committed the greatest little-known art theft in history.
The Learning Tree (1969). Written and directed by photographer Gordon Parks, the film portrays Newt Winger’s journey into manhood during the 1920s in Kansas. It is a semi-autobiographical retelling of Parks’ youthful experiences.
The Square (2017) Rated R, in English and Swedish.
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum’s PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for “The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
This documentary tells the story of one of America’s most popular, but least understood, artists – Andrew Wyeth – through unprecedented access to Wyeth’s family members, including sons Jamie and Nicholas Wyeth, and never-before-seen archival materials from the family’s personal collection and hundreds of Wyeth’s studies, drawings and paintings.
Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson (2007). This documentary tells the story of groundbreaking photographer Edward Weston and his partner Charis Wilson. During the Great Depression, the couple set off across the country, transforming the medium of photography and each other.