THE VENTURA FILM SOCIETY
SEASON 7 - " MR. TURNER " THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015 @ 7:15pm
THURSDAY MARCH 26, 2015
CENTURY 10 DOWNTOWN VENTURA
555 E. Main Street
FILM SCREENS @ 7:15pm Please join the VFS at our Thursday March 26th screening of the 2015 Oscar nominee, “MR. TURNER”, the 2nd of 12 films in our 2015 season.
Writer/director Mike Leigh has turned his discerning eye on the life of the celebrated British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), with a richly faceted performance by Timothy Spall.
Known as "the painter of light", Turner’s work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism, with some of his works cited as examples of abstract art
long before its recognition in the early 20th century. Throughout his long and chaotic private life, Turner travelled, painted, even had himself strapped to the mast of a ship
so that he could paint a snowstorm. A popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, Turner was celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty alike.
Mike Leigh sees Turner as a radical and revolutionary painter. His amazing film examines the tension between a flawed individual
and the intensely spiritual way Turner had of distilling the natural world into his epic work.
VIEW TRAILER -
Thanks to everyone who attended the VFS’s Season 7 opener on February 27th. Great to see so many people who've been with us from the start in 2008, including Denise Sindelar from the City of Ventura's Community Partnerships, Bell Arts Factory's Jim Rice, major supporters Patti Channer & Mary & Bill Karrh, Bob & Paula Chianese, and founding members Friday Lubina and Aricia Lee. Also good to see Jeanie Flowers, Kathleen Morris, Kevin Clerici of Downtown Ventura Partners, Camille Harris, and longtime film sponsors Helen Yunker, Gene & Cynthia Loughman, and Chris & Suzy Reinhart.
Our volunteers, many with us from day one, were great as always. Thanks a lot to Patti Ridenour, Geovany Jones, Steve Aguilar, Jerry Horstmeyer, Larry Schloff, Betty Ann Anear, and our new volunteers Kathy Thomas and Deby Tygell. We also appreciate Shanon Rice & Robert Bermudez of the Museum of Ventura County for hosting another of the VFS's opening nights. We'll be back there in June for a series of summer films.
I really appreciate everyone who's come to any of the nearly 400 films we've shown these past 7 years. We're looking forward to making 2015 another memorable one for cinema in Ventura.
So please join us on Thurs. March 26th for "MR. TURNER" at the Century 10 Downtown.
Lorenzo DeStefano - VFS founder & director
To SPONSOR THIS FILM for $250, and to Sponsor upcoming films in our 2015 season
please contact Lorenzo DeStefano @ 805 641-3845 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Ventura Film Society
P.O. Box 24303
Ventura, Ca. 93002
The Ventura Film Society is an educational not-for-profit under the generous sponsorship of Bell Arts Factory,
a 501 (c) (3) arts advocacy organization in Ventura, California.
Contributions to the Ventura Film Society are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
“The Ventura Film Society is an important
and welcome addition to the cultural arts community.”
BARBARA MEISTER − VFS Donor
“The Ventura Film Society − a window on the world.”
FRITZ LEON − VFS Board Member
"Many thanks for the lovely tribute to my films.
It was a very moving experience for me." GEORGE SEGAL
“The Ventura Film Society is a welcome addition to the cultural arts scene in Ventura. Presentation of independent/alternative films adds another dimension to the already established performing arts as represented by Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura Music Festival and others including the Museum of Ventura County.” PAUL MAZURSKY − Writer/Director
“"It‘s inspirational to be amongst such a professional,
imaginative and dynamic group.” PATTI CHANNER − VFS Donor
“Never has meeting friends and learning
about the world around us been so enjoyable.” CYNTHIA LOUGHMAN − VFS Film Sponsor
“Working with the Ventura Film Society
has been a very rewarding experience.” JOEY PENSICOLA − VFS Volunteer
“Thank you VFS, for bringing such amazing films
and filmmakers to our community.” HELEN YUNKER − VFS Film Sponsor
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2 $100 VFS 2015 MEMBERSHIPS (a $200 value)
Plus Onscreen/Onsite/Online acknowledgement for your company or for a charitable organization of choice.
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