Movie Series: Mr. Turner

Movie poster for Mr. Turner

Date: Friday, March 1

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Slater Auditorium 

Run Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes 

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. (Description courtesy of IMDB). 

This event is free and open to the public. Suggested donation is $5. Popcorn is included!