Here’s a heads up about a movie that’s screening next week at the RPL Film Theatre. It didn’t get much love at the 2015 Oscars, outside of being nominated for Best Music-Original Score, but Timothy Spall won Best Actor at Cannes 2014 for his portrayal of the famous British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
Directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner focuses on the last 25 years of the artist’s turbulent life. While a true innovator as a landscape painter, who used light to express the spiritual in his subjects, Turner became increasingly eccentric as he grew older and was a handful for his family, peers and patrons to deal with.
Mr. Turner screens Thursday March 26 and Saturday March 28 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday March 27 and Sunday March 29 at 9 p.m. Here’s the trailer