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Art in the Form of Film: Shine
September 21, 2018, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Marino
Date: Friday, September 21, 5:45-9:00PM
Soaring artistic achievement collides with mental illness in this biopic about Australian child piano prodigy David Helfgott. Young Helfgott escapes an overbearing father to study music in London where his talent blossoms but later, as an adult, his demons surface. Geoffry Rush’s Heflgott struggles with success and is in and out of mental institutions. In the end Helfgott achieves popular, if not critical success. Intense and beautifully photographed, Shine received an Oscar nomination. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.