This Saturday, May 14th, the Fine Arts Film Festival presents a full day of screenings (10-8:45) with a VIP Awards gala taking place from 9-11pm.
The 3rd Annual Fine Arts Film Festival has just announced it’s Ofﬁcial Selections. The ﬁlms arrive from over 15 countries, and include never before seen proﬁles of Venice artist Charles Arnoldi, LA Street Artists, Jackson Pollack, Salvador Dali, Picasso, George Grosz, a series of ﬁlms from the Tate Gallery in London, and many others. One of the highly anticipated ﬁlms of the lineup is “Jackson Pollock’s Mural” a ﬁlm which debunks many of the myths surrounding this particular art work, a masterpiece that changed the face of American Modern Art forever.
This documentary follows the commission by Peggy Guggenheim of the mural for her townhouse by an unknown Jackson Pollock, and the local Getty Museum’s attempts to preserve it before it goes on a world tour starting in Venice, Italy at the Guggenheim Villa – now a museum. It screens at 7:40pm on Saturday, May 14 in the Main Theater. A full lineup of ﬁlms will screen from 10am – 8:45pm, followed by a VIP Awards Gala from 9-11pm at the historic Beyond Baroque on May 14, 2016.
The Festival is dedicated to presenting the ﬁnest new ﬁlms about art in the western capital of the art world. The ﬁlms — narratives, documentaries, and experimental — tell stories about how art is made, how artists survive, how dealers and collectors think, and even how an artist becomes world famous with no formal training. Ofﬁcial selections are at http://www.theﬁneartsﬁlmfestival.com
“We are very proud to be screening ‘Jackson Pollack’s Mural’ by director Kevin Kelley – it’s a very ﬁne ﬁlm. We will be screening many other great ﬁlms, and are proud to be working with ﬁne ﬁlmmakers from around the world. We expect this festival will amaze audiences and draw a wide, intelligent, cutting edge, and fun crowd from both the ﬁlm and art world. We have several exciting announcements planned for the coming days as well!” says Juri Koll, Founder and Director of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA).
Sponsors include Flake, Cerrino Media, LAArtParty.com, The Bank of Venice, Venice Originals, Alka Logic, the Fresco School, Simon’s Market, and many others.
What: Fine Art Film Festival
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
When: 10:00am – 8:45pm – Screenings; 9:00pm – 11:00pm – VIP Awards Gala
Website: http://beyondbaroque.org/ http://www.theﬁneartsﬁlmfestival.com