U.S., 2018, 111 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Julian Schnabel, Rated PG-13, CBS Films
“Willem Dafoe is an inspired Van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s impressionistic masterwork.” – Michael Nordine, IndieWire
Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent Van Gogh, and in the process revivifies our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At heart, this is a work of sheer imagination, an ode to the artistic spirit and to having a conviction so absolute that you must devote your life to it. And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. The result is a kaleidoscopic movie experience - one that becomes just as much about the role of the artist in the world, about being alive and reaching for the eternal, as it is about the beauty and wonder Van Gogh left behind, never knowing his profound impact.
Willem Dafoe won the Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival. At Eternity’s Gate was the Closing Night film at the New York Film Festival.
Red Carpet Reception & Skype Q&A with Julian Schnabel - SOLD OUT
On Thursday, December 13 following the 7:00 pm screening, CGAC Director of Programming Nat Chediak and ArtCenter/South Florida President & CEO Dennis Scholl will moderate a Skype Q&A with writer and director Julian Schnabel. There will be a red carpet reception prior from 6:00 to 7:00 pm featuring wine and canapés, courtesy of Bavaria Haus Miami.