Carnegie Hall’s Spring Film Series continues with the showing of Mr. Turner on Monday, Apr. 13 at 7 p.m. Directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d’Or, with Timothy Spall winning the Best Actor Award, and cinematographer Dick Pope winning the Vulcan Award.
The film explores the late life of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Carnegie’s Film Series is presented at The Lewis Theatre on Court Street in historic downtown Lewisburg. Admission is $8 per person at the door. Films are shown the second Monday of each month, March through May. For more information on this or future films, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org.
The Film Series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts and the following visual arts sponsors: Paul and Ann Moran and Harvey and Naomi Cohen.