Van Gogh: Brush with Genius


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Jun 29 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jun 30 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Art Feature
Run Time:60 minutes


“Van Gogh: Brush with Genius” is a big screen film about the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. Filmed entirely in 15/70mm in France and the Netherlands, “Van Gogh” captures the breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary colors of the painter’s most famous works, seen for the first time with the stunning visual effects of the giant screen film medium.

Created by Peter Knapp and Francois Bertrand with the cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum, the Musee d’Orsay and the Kröller-Müller Museum, “Van Gogh” traces the artist’s remarkable journey from the time of his first canvasses at the age of 27 to the masterpieces he produced before his tragic death at age 37.

Told through the eyes of Van Gogh and based on more than 900 personal letters, the film transforms the work of the world’s most popular artist into a completely new entertainment experience. In a surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist’s career, he painted more than 900 paintings.

“Van Gogh” follows in the artist’s footsteps, traveling from the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise and passing through Arles, Saint Rémy and Paris. From the dazzling yellow of the artist’s famous cornfields to the deep blue of his starry night sky, audiences will rediscover the source of some of the most important works in art history.