June 2021 Monthly Movie: M.C. Escher Journey to Infinity

Monday June 14th at 6 PM & 8 PM

Join us for the return of our Monthly Movies! On Monday June 14 we’ll begin the summer series with the film ‘MC Escher: Journey to Infinity’ which profiles the Dutch graphic artist through his own words and artwork, as well as interviews with those he influenced.

Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 6 PM. SECOND SCREENING: Doors open at 7:30 PM; film begins *promptly* at 8 PM. Proceeds benefit the Fairhope Film Festival.

The monthly series continues through the summer, with additional screenings July 12 and August 9. Films to be announced.

Synopsis

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Directed by: Robin Lutz
Length: 81 minutes

How to Attend:

Tickets

Tickets are $15 and include popcorn & liquid refreshments. Use the ‘Buy Tickets’ button to purchase online. Cash or checks (made out to “Fairhope Film Festival” may be used in person during the event.
Reservations not required but recommended! Seating is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For reservations and questions email office@fairhopefilmfestival.org.

Time

FIRST SCREENING: Doors open at 5:30 PM and the movie begins at 6 PM. SECOND SCREENING: Doors open at 7:30 and the movie begins at 8 PM.

Location

Ben Gall Theater in the Fairhope Film Festival Office, located on the corner of Fairhope Avenue and Summit Street, 122 Fairhope Avenue, Suite #1.

We look forward to seeing you!