Friday Night Films- Séraphine
The Mercer Island Arts Council's film series returns with a new name and a fresh look to celebrate the 15th year of FREE movies on Mercer Island! Join us for Friday Night Films and discover the “Art of Film” through a dozen movies about visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more. From musicals to documentaries, animated features to biopics, this season will delight art lovers of all ages. Film historian Lance Rhoades sets the stage with an introduction for each film and then leads a Q&A to share more insights and interesting facts. All films are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.mercergov.org/fridayfilms for the full 2019 lineup.
A winner of seven Césars (the French Oscars), this portrait explores the life and art of Séraphine Louis, a simple housekeeper discovered by German art critic Wilhelm Uhde in the French town of Senlis on the eve of World War I. (Presented in French with English subtitles.)
This film is sponsored by the Mercer Island Sister City Association. Enjoy wine and cheese at 6:30 pm, courtesy of Aljoya.
This series is presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation with additional support from the Mercer Island Sister City Association