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Gauguin from the National Gallery, London

Presented by: Ryder Film Series

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission : $USD 10.00


Sunday, February 2nd 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


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Buy tickets to this screening alone by clicking Buy Tickets above. The All Day Pass admits you to this screening as well as two screenings of Oscar Shorts earlier in the day, at 2pm and 4:15pm; more information is available when you click Buy All-Day Pass above. 

Gauguin LandscapeThis brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin is narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette) and is followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition, Gauguin Portraits, while it is currently on display in London.

Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands, and the UK, the film explores Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists, and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.

The private view of this first-ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits was filmed exclusively for cinemas in high definition with stunning close-ups. Art historian and broadcaster Kate Bryan serves as the on-screen host who will welcome the cinema audience; the engaging and insightful guided tour is led by the exhibition co-curator Christopher Riopelle, with illuminating commentary from expert contributors including painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, and artist and writer Billy Childish.

Animated Shorts: 2pm
Live Action Shorts: 4:15pm
Gauguin, from the National Gallery, London: 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm for this general admission event. There are no advance ticket prices for this film. The estimated length of the event 90 minutes.

The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.

Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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The Ryder Film Series brings independent film screenings to Bloomington throughout the year, hosting screenings across the community.

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