Experience acclaimed film as BFS announces first titles of 2019 -January 9th, comes the vividly affecting At Eternity’s Gate at The Ellen Theatre
Bozeman Film Society enters the new year with two sensational screenings this month at The Ellen Theatre. On Wednesday, January 9th, comes the vividly affecting At Eternity’s Gate from Academy Award-nominated director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), beginning at 7pm.
Journey inside the head of famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh (Academy Award-nominated Willem Dafoe) as he spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him. Any film could give you the gist of Van Gogh’s life story, but perhaps only this one can make you feel what it would be like to stand in a field with this brilliant mind, and watch him make magic out of scenery.
Quotes Shnabel, “This is a film about painting and a painter and their relationship to infinity. It is told by a painter. It contains what I felt were essential moments in his life, this is not the official history – it’s my version. One that I hope could make you closer to him.” A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the film also stars Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric. At Eternity’s Gate is Rated PG-13 with a runtime of 110 minutes. Closed captioning is available.
Following Friday, January 18th, BFS presents dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? at 7pm. Based on a 2008 memoir of the same name, Melissa McCarthy finally gets the dramatic role she deserves, shining as best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and 80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, and Estée Lauder.
When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, forging missives supposedly written by the likes of Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker, and selling them for a tidy profit. Abetted by her loyal friend Jack (the caustically witty Richard E. Grant), the two sling zingers at each other until circumstances become serious and their friendship sours.
Also a New York Times Critic’s Pick, Rolling Stone writes, “Believe the Oscar buzz for Melissa McCarthy in this true story of an out-of-work author who took up forgery to pay the bills.” Rated R, Can You Ever Forgive Me? runs 106 minutes. Closed captioning is available.
Mark your calendars! The 2019 return of the Oscar Nominated Shorts is set for Saturday, February 9th at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture. The daylong screening event will again feature the usual three categories – documentary, animation, and live action. Tickets go on sale Jan. 9th.
Bozeman Film Society screenings each include 40th Anniversary swag giveaways! Reserved seats for At Eternity’s Gate and Can You Ever Forgive Me? are $9.75 for general admission and $9.25 for seniors and students (plus fees.) Tickets to BFS screenings are available online at www.theellentheatre.org, by calling (406) 585-5885, or by visiting the box office Wednesday through Saturday from 1–3pm, as well as two hours prior to any screening.
Bozeman Film Society seeks out and presents independent films which engage, entertain, and foster an understanding of the world community around us. Visit www.bozemanfilmsociety.org for film previews and further information – and “Keep ‘Em Flickering!” •