Vine Street at the Movies will feature on March 2 Big Eyes (PG-13). The film by Tim Burton explores the never-ending question “What is art?” with the story of a woman wronged, but who also produced some of the most unique art (or “art”) of the 1960s. This free event will be held in Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.
Have you ever seen a painting at a junk sale featuring orphan waifs with huge eyes? There is a story behind those paintings, a marvelous and funny one about the way women have been treated in both the art world and the real one.
Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle says, “Big Eyes brings a bunch of conflicted feelings, which the movie accounts for in its comic yet disturbing tone. It’s the story of an artist trying to break free, but the artist isn’t exactly Van Gogh. This is art no one respects... and yet you kind of like it, don’t you? (No? … Must I go first?) It’s also a story that feels emblematic of its time... [it] walks the line between the serious and the satirical maintaining some distance but leaving enough truth….”
Jim Carls hosts Vine Street at the Movies on the first Wednesday night of most months.