Stone Church Film: Degas, A Passion for Perfection

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Immanuel Episcopal Church
20 Church St
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Donations accepted
Stone Church Box Office

The film Degas, A Passion for Perfection is part of the series Exhibitions on Screen.  Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing ey sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Other films coming up in the new year in the Exhibitions on Film series include The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch (Jan. 29) and Young Picasso (Feb. 22).

Stone Church Films will present films in high definition on a broad range of subjects, including art, classics, dance, music, planet, society, spirituality, and theater.

Stone Church Film is also a film society with an annual subscription fee of $75.  A Facebook discussion group for film society members will soon become available.  The $75 annual fee includes two season tickets to all Stone Church films, September through May.  Films are scheduled two to four times/month.

Seating is limited to 50. A second showing may be scheduled if sold out. Refreshments, including popcorn, will be available, and often films will be followed by a short break and discussion.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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