Vitalina Varela is one of the many movies available for streaming through a distribution deal with local nonprofit Cinema Center.
July 21, 2021
Cinema Center is partnering with film distributors to provide a virtual theater experience from the comfort of your own home.
Ticket revenues are split between distributors and Cinema Center, so every ticket sold will help keep the local non-profit afloat. A variety of films are available for rent from $6.99 to $12, and include:
• Los Hermanos, a documentary about two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians, who live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba
• The Columnist, a drama about a columnist obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media
• Rose Plays Julie, a drama about a university student who confronts her biological mother who gave her up for adoption at birth.
• Two of Us, a drama about two retired women who have secretly been in love for decades.
• Love Sarah, a romantic comedy about three generations of women.
• Meeting the Beatles in India, the highly anticipated documentary by Paul Saltzman.
• Lucky Grandma, a subtitled comedy/drama about an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma eager to live life as an independent woman.
• Vitalina Varela, a multiple-award-winning new drama in Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles about a 55-year-old widow who arrives in Lisbon three days after her husband’s funeral, where she discovers secrets about his illicit life.
To rent these films for home streaming, go to their web site at cinemacenter.org/support-from-home.
Art Nouveau Exhibition at FWMoA
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s current exhibition, “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau,” features the Dhawan Collection, one of the finest private collections of Mucha’s work in the United States.
Presented in this exhibition are 75 works by Mucha, including rare original lithographs and proofs, an oil painting, drawings, a pastel, and books, posters, portfolios, and ephemera.
The exhibition is curated by esteemed art historian, Gabriel Weisberg, professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, who has provided an essay for the exhibition catalogue. The Mucha Foundation has also provided a biographical text about Mucha and a short essay, along with photographs in support of the exhibition.
Organized into three sections – posters, book and journal illustrations, and The Slav Epic – the exhibition focuses on the ways Mucha revitalized an interest in these media.
The exhibition will be at the FMoA through Sept. 26.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
On Friday, July 23, toddlers through elementary school-aged library patrons can drop off their favorite stuffed animal to the downtown branch of the Allen County Public Library for the annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the stuffed animals can be dropped off in the Globe Room. After their kids leave, they will explore the library for adventures that will be memorialized in a book that can be picked up the following day.
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