Stone Church Film Presents Degas: A Passion for Perfection, November 30
Stone Church Film presents…
Degas: A Passion for Perfection
7:30 pm, Friday, November 30
The Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church
20 Church St., Bellows Falls, VT
BELLOWS FALLS, VT – At 7:30 PM, on Friday, November 30, join Stone Church Film and Exhibition on Screen in a journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, in England, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. The film will be screened in the chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, the stone church on the hill, in Bellows Falls.
Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye 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.
Degas declared that, “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.”
Exhibition on Screen™ is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema.
Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition on Screen create films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics. Since launching in 2011, Exhibition on Screen have released 16 films which have been shown in over 50 countries across the globe and over one million seats have been sold! This is a wonderful resource for audiences worldwide – from Caracas to Cape Town, Berlin to Brisbane.
Executive Producer & Director Phil Grabsky has been making documentaries for 30 years and is a multi-award winner. For the past 15 years he and award-winning director David Bickerstaff along with their colleagues have been both a major independent producer of arts films for TV as well as a pioneer (and largest producer) of cultural documentaries for the cinema. Exhibition on Screen has extensive relationships with galleries around the world.
Join Stone Church Film and Exhibition on Screen for Degas: A Passion for Perfection, at 7:30 pm on Friday, November 30 in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St, in Bellows Falls. Tickets are $10 and are available in person at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Misty Valley Books (Chester), by phone at 802-460-0110, or online at www.stonechurcharts.org.