Goya’s Ghosts, 2006 Thurs., March 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Tivoli Cinemas
Third in the series is Goya’s Ghosts (2006) starring Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, and Stellan Skarsgård, and directed by Milos Forman. The film—a fiction based on historical events—focuses on the muse of the famous 18th-century Spanish painter, Francisco Goya, and her traumatic journey through the Spanish inquisition. Goya’s Ghosts offers a fantastically written script full of suspense, shock, and reflection, and contains some disturbing content. Portman offers a stunning performance as Ines the young muse, accompanied by the arresting Javier Bardem and the consistently brilliant Stellan Skarsgård. Presented in conjunction with Garrick Olssohn who will play movements from Granados’ piece Goyescas inspired by Francisco Goya.
Farinelli, 1994 Thurs., March 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Tivoli Cinemas
Closing out the series is Farinelli (1994) starring Stefano Dionisi and directed by Gérard Corbiau. A fictional account based on actual events, Farinelli was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1995. This biopic tells the story of famed Italian castrati Farinelli, considered by some to be the greatest castrati of all time. The movie features a rather seething portrayal of Handel whose theatre was in competition with the theatre in which Farinelli performed. Farinelli’s performances are accompanied by Les Talens Lyriques with musical direction by Christophe Rousset. This film features magnificent representations of Baroque theatre as well as fine performances. Farinelli contains adult themes and will be shown in French with English subtitles. Features scenes of Baroque opera performance as well as music by Handel and Pergolesi. Presented in conjunction with Acis and Galatea. This season’s FORTE film series is again presented FREE of charge at the Tivoli Cinemas. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction. These films provide an entertaining respite from a busy work week and offer a unique contextual experience to our fine concert series. We look forward to discovering great cinematic moments with you this season. FORTE Film Notes by Jeremy Lillig All shows presented 7:30 pm, Tivoli Cinemas. All tickets are FREE and can be reserved by phoning 816-561-9999. 35th Anniversary Season 2010|11
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