The Mercer Island Arts Council’s film series returns with a new name and a fresh look to celebrate the 15th year of FREE movies on Mercer Island!
Join us for Friday Night Films and discover the “Art of Film” through a dozen movies about visual arts, dance, music, theater, and more. From musicals to documentaries, animated features to biopics, this season will delight art lovers of all ages.
Most screenings start at 7:30 pm at Aljoya, where film historian Lance Rhoades sets the stage with an introduction for each film and then leads a Q&A to share more insights and interesting facts. All films are free and open to the public.
Visit www.mercergov.org/fridayfilms for the full 2019 lineup.
Séraphine (Martin Provost, 2008)
Friday, November 22 | 6:30 pm | Aljoya, 2430 76th Avenue SE | FREE
A winner of seven Césars (the French Oscars), this portrait explores the life and art of Séraphine Louis, a simple housekeeper discovered by German art critic Wilhelm Uhde in the French town of Senlis on the eve of World War I. (Presented in French with English subtitles.) This film is sponsored by the Mercer Island Sister City Association. Enjoy wine and cheese at 6:30 pm, courtesy of Aljoya.
The series is presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council and Mercer Island Parks & Recreation.