Cézanne: Portraits of a Life


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 9, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 9, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Feb 9, 2021 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Feb 9, 2021 7:00 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Nov 29 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Exhibition on Screen
Run Time:90 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phil Grabsky


Sedona International Film Festival presents the Exhibition on Screen series with “Cézanne: Portraits of a Life”. The event will show in Sedona on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the festival’s Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.

Exhibition on Screen is thrilled to present one of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least-known of all the impressionists — until now. 

Over his life Cézanne painted almost 1000 paintings, 200 of which were portraits. The exhibition, billed by art critics as “once in a lifetime”, brings together — for the first time since Cézanne’s death — fifty of these portraits from private and public collections all around the world.

These portraits provide the backbone to the moving new cinematic film. As well as offering an unprecedented level of insight into the exhibition, the film features interviews with curators, art experts and his great-grandson Philippe Cézanne. The film also travels to Cézanne’s home and studio in Provence and by including correspondence from the artist, it successfully sheds new light on the life and work of this hugely influential artist.

The Exhibition on Screen Series is generously sponsored by Goldenstein Gallery.