Sedona Film Festival hosts big-screen presentation of art series at Mary D. Fisher theatre
Sedona AZ (March 24, 2018) – Sedona International Film Festival presents the Discover Arts series with “Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others”. The event will show in Sedona on Monday, April 2 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.”
Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar-winner “The Great Beauty”), “Hitler vs Picasso and the Others” is an incredible journey through four exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day — from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century.
Revealing the Nazi obsession with art, “Hitler vs Picasso and the Others” offers viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light.
“Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, April 2 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online atwww.SedonaFilmFestival.org. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.