Final Portrait

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Final Portrait


Venue

Raffertys Theatre

Dates

11 November - 12 November 2017

Event Type

Cinema Screening

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.

So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process.

FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse.

“It’s one of Rush’s best performances – sly, funny and full of mischief. And Tucci’s direction is a match for it …He gives us a portrait of the artist done as a gleeful re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast..”Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald

Classification: M – Mature themes, coarse language and nudity
Distributor: Transmission Films

Dates & Times
Saturday 11 November 7.30pm
Sunday 12 November 2.30pm

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Ticket Options

Adult $15
Australian Pensioner $12
Australian Senior $12
Child & Under 16 $10
Full Time Student $12
Riverside Member $12
Riverside Member Concession $9
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

90 minutes


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