Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Van Gogh Goes Imax
Color me happy! The new IMAX documentary "Van Gogh: Brush with Genius" is coming to Tampa Friday, and I'll be able to see it next week. Huzzah! The documentary had its first US screening back in the fall, in New York to accompany the "Colors of the Night" exhibition at MoMA. It is now opening at other American IMAX venues. The Tampa venue is the IMAX Dome at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI); information and showtimes are available at the MOSI website.
The website for the documentary itself includes a trailer and other information about the film. It was shot on location at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and places where Vincent lived and painted (including Arles, Saint-Remy, and Auvers-sur-Oise). The cinematography looks amazing even on the trailer; I can't imagine how it's going to be in IMAX format. Oh boy! Review to come...