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Please join us, we’re a casual group of movie-lovers gather on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to watch a film followed by a brief discussion.

Loving Vincent is a 2017 experimental animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film.

Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 125 painters. The film received Best Animated Feature nominations at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

The people van Gogh rendered on canvas—the provincial French functionaries, doctors, barmaids, and farmers immortalized on museum walls—are brought to uncanny life, with the voices of professional actors, some of them well known.

Loving Vincent addresses its subject, the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, with two what-ifs—one marvelous and fantastical, the other empirical and pedestrian. What if his paintings, with their wild colors and vibrant brush strokes, had been able to move? And what if the bullet that killed him had been fired by someone else?

The film, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is a Polish production, first conceived as a 7-minute short movie in 2008, Loving Vincent was idealized by Dorota Kobiela, a painter herself, after studying the techniques and the artist’s story through his letters.