Vincent and Theo

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 – 7:30 pm
France/United Kingdom/Netherlands 1990. Director: Robert Altman
Cast: Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, Johanna Ter Steege, Wladimir Yordanoff, Jip Wijngaarden, Jean-Pierre Cassel

An unflinching and powerful portrait of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, acknowledged today as one of the world’s greatest artists, but in his lifetime completely unrecognized (Vincent sold only one painting throughout his entire career). Avoiding the painfully earnest sentimentalism of a traditional biopic, the film instead focuses on the intense and symbiotic relationship between the unstable, impoverished Vincent and his more practical, art dealer brother. “An Altman masterpiece.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Colour, 35mm. 134 mins.

The program will include a post-screening discussion with:
Ramon Kubicek writer, artist, educator. Ramon currently teaches film history as well as art and design history at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He has published short fiction, poetry, criticism, a book on art, “One Source”, and worked on film documentaries.

Evening moderated by:
Dr. Harry Karlinsky Director of Continuing Medical Education and Professional
Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
Cosponsored by Gallery Gachet and the Art Studios

Join us at Gallery Gachet for a reception launching “Madness of the Muses,” on Friday, September 16. Stay and catch a free screening of ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’ Director Jessica Yu’s newest work profiling Henry Darger, one of the most recognized ‘outsider artists’ of the 20th Century. Reception 7-8pm, film 8-9:30pm, Free. At Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova Street, Vancouver