Spend a Night at the Louvre with Leonardo da Vinci Kicking Off Cineplex Events’ In the Gallery Series
Fall/Winter In the Gallery line-up also features artists Frida Kahlo, Amedeo Modigliani and Lorenzo de’Medici
Toronto, ON, (TSX: CGX) August 25, 2020 – Art lovers will be transported to Paris for an evening stroll through the halls of the Louvre all from the comfort and safety of Cineplex theatres. Kicking off the 2020 Fall/Winter season of Cineplex Events’ In the Gallery series on September 16, A Night at the Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci offers audiences across Canada a private evening tour of the Renaissance master’s most influential work, housed at the world’s largest art gallery.
Guided by curators Vincent Delieuvin and Louis Frank, this live exhibition celebrated da Vinci on the 500-year anniversary of his death and shattered attendance records when it opened at the Louvre in 2019 to over a million visitors. A Night at the Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci is the first time that the Louvre will be featured in a documentary screened exclusively for the cinema.
The discovery continues throughout the Fall/Winter season of In the Gallery with films that intimately explore world famous art exhibits and uncover the lives of history’s greatest painters. Following A Night at the Louvre: Leonardo da Vinci is Frida Kahlo, which tells the fascinating story of the prolific self-portraitist; Maverick Modigliani, documenting the life of iconic artist Amedeo Modigliani; and Botticelli: Florence and the Medici, recounting the fascinating story of “the Magnificent” Lorenzo de’ Medici.
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CINEPLEX EVENTS IN THE GALLERY SERIES LINEUP – FALL 2020
A NIGHT AT THE LOUVRE: LEONARDO DA VINCI – PATHÉ LIVE
Beginning September 16, 2020 (On Sale September 9)
Directed by Pierre-Hubert Martin
To commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, the Musée du Louvre held a major retrospective of the painter’s career from October 2019 to February 2020.To prolong the experience, this exclusive filmed private tour of the landmark exhibition was created. This major and unprecedented retrospective devoted to the artist’s work in its totality demonstrates how Leonardo elevated painting above all other pursuits, and how his investigation of the world – the “science of painting” as he put it – was at the service of an art whose supreme ambition was to give life to his paintings.
SECRET IMPRESSIONISTS – NEXO DIGITAL
Beginning October 4, 2020
Directed by Daniele Pini
A cinematic journey to discover the art revolution caused by the Impressionist movement through fifty paintings that are now on display in Rome at Palazzo Bonaparte. How did the Impressionists view the world? How did they go from being rejected by critics and the public to becoming, in just a few short years, some of the best loved works of art in the whole world? The two curators of the exhibition, Claire Durand-Ruel (the great-great- granddaughter of Paul Durand-Ruel, the most important Impressionists’ art dealer) and Marianne Mathieu, will accompany audiences along a complex and intriguing path.
FRIDA KAHLO – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
Beginning October 25, 2020
Directed by Ali Ray
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that her life was not defined by tragedy.
MAVERICK MODIGLIANI – NEXO DIGITAL
Beginning November 8, 2020
Directed by Valeria Parisi
Marking the Centenary of the death of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), this documentary feature is the story of a remarkable talent that surpassed legend and stereotypes. From his origins in Livorno, home of the ‘Macchiaioli’, to the Paris of Picasso and Brancusi that was the centre of modernity, to his love for Jeanne Hébuterne: telling the story of how a unique mark was made, between primitivism and Italian Renaissance, through the work of an avant-garde artist who has become a contemporary classic. Modigliani, life and art lived to the last breath.
BOTTICELLI: FLORENCE AND THE MEDICI – NEXO DIGITAL
Beginning December 13, 2020
Directed by Marco Pianigiani
Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de’ Medici, known as the Magnificent, was a powerhouse of art and culture coexisting with a dark side. Made up of power struggles, intrigues and brutal violence. One artist, more than any other, was able to project into his works, the lights and shadows of an era destined never to be forgotten: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). From the outset of his career under the wing of the Medici family, Botticelli asserted himself as the inventor of an ideal Beauty, which found its maximum expression in works such as The Allegory of Spring and the Birth of Venus.
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