‘Art & Architecture in Cinema’ Series to Bring World Renowned Works to Select U.S. Movie Theaters in 2016
Fathom Events and SpectiCast Bring Seven Spectacular Art Presentations From Around the Globe in a New Cinema Series Starting This January
DENVER – November 30, 2015 – Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, presents the “Art & Architecture in Cinema” series in select U.S. cinemas from January through July 2016. The program will feature seven different titles (one each month) and bring the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to the big screen. Cinema guests can now enjoy unprecedented HD access into the lives of renowned artists, their art and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.
Tickets for “Art & Architecture in Cinema” are available for purchase beginning Friday, December 11 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“This curated collection of acclaimed films will give audiences around the U.S. an intimate and informed experience with some of the world’s leading artists and masterpieces,” said Mark Rupp, President & Chief Operating Officer, SpectiCast. “It’s our mission to bring the great artistic treasures of the world to audiences who may not have direct access. With the highest quality productions and unrivaled expert narration, this is as close to a museum experience as any culture lover could hope for.”
“This series is particularly wonderful because it brings the art to the people. For some, they may not otherwise be able to experience these spectacular works and sights, but now they can get the same up-close and personal experience from their local cinema,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh.
“ART & ARCHITECTURE IN CINEMA” SERIES INCLUDES:
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
“Florence and the Uffizi Gallery” is a multi-dimensional journey of the city that was once the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Journey through the most beautiful and representative works of art of the period from Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Raphael, Leonardo and Botticelli, with a detailed central chapter dedicated to the very treasure house containing their masterpieces: the Uffizi Gallery. This feature includes the breathtaking “Adoration of the Magi” by Leonardo Da Vinci, which will be brought back to life in 2016, after several years of restoration, and unveiled here in an exclusive premiere on the big screen.
Goya – Visions of Flesh and Blood – Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
Discover Spain’s celebrated artist with this cinematic tour de force based on the National Gallery’s must-see exhibition “Goya: The Portraits.” Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London.
Leonardo Da Vinci – The Ultimate Exhibition – Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
This exhibition-event is the result of six years’ work by leading Leonardo experts, Pietro Marani and M. Teresa Fiorio. It is divided into 12 sections, retracing with scientific rigor the multiple paths travelled by the mind of the genius, including: the foundation of drawing, the role of nature and science, comparison between the arts, reflection on the ancients, the utopian projects, anatomy and mechanics, the unity of knowledge, images of the divine and myths over the centuries (starting with the success of the Mona Lisa).
Renoir – Revered and Reviled – Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
Renoir is one of the most fiercely debated artists and yet one of the most influential. Picasso collected more Renoirs than any other artist. Matisse revered him; Monet too. He was an artist that was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement and then totally rejected it and went in a completely new direction – with extraordinary results. “The Barnes Collection” in Philadelphia has more Renoirs than any other gallery in the world and it is there that the search begins to tell the incredible story of this remarkable artist.
Monet to Matisse – Painting the Modern Garden – Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, are featured in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London. From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet’s “Giverny,” we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.
Teatro Alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders – Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
This is the theatre where absolute masterpieces came to life such as “Nabucco,” “Norma” and “Othello,” and which hosted, in the fifties, Luchino Visconti’s scandalous, cutting-edge “Traviata” featuring Maria Callas. It is the place were historical mises en scènes have taken place and where extraordinary voices have been immortalized, such as those of Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, as well as incredible performances by legendary conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado.
The Papal Basilicas of Rome – Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. local time
“The Papal Basilicas of Rome” is a unique feature that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art. It takes its cue from the Extraordinary Jubilee, proclaimed by Pope Francis, which will see the faithful from all over the world pour into Rome in their millions, to cross the threshold of the Papal Basilicas and obtain a plenary indulgence. The opening of the Holy Doors will be a historical moment, certain to draw the whole world’s attention to Rome’s Papal Basilicas and be the ideal opportunity to tell the story, using a narrative language that will emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside the four Basilicas.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
SpectiCast is the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution company in the world, providing specialty film programs, cultural arts events, contemporary music programs, and other alternative content to over 2,000 theatrical and non-theatrical venues in 47 countries around the globe. SpectiCast provides content rights holders with turnkey access to theatrical and all downstream digital platforms including DVD, VOD and TV and distributes programs from some of the world’s most prestigious cultural arts organizations including the Strafford Festival, Opera de Paris, The Salzburg Festival, The Paris Opera Ballet, the Mariinsky Theatre, the British Museum, and the Philadelphia Orchestra
SpectiCast is a privately owned and operated firm based in Philadelphia, PA.