Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the remarkable bird life of Central Park are the contrasting subjects of our new Weekend Film Series on June 23.
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lush and sensuous drama tells the story of celebrated painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who is filled with a new energy when a young woman, Andree, unexpectedly enters his world. At the same time his son, Jean, also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young woman and their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue. The film screens at 5.15 p.m. on June 23.
Birders: The Central Park Effect (3 p.m., June 23) is a lyrical and beautiful documentary that reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds that graces Manhattan’s celebrated park and the equally colourful New Yorkers who study them. Featuring spectacular footage of more than 100 species, the film shows a dazzling world that goes all but unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America’s most famous park each year.
The Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, screens at the Tradewinds Auditorium at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Tickets available now from the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI or by calling 294-0204.