Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Movies at Boatworks

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.
Belmar Arts Council
608 River Rd
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 749-3360
Hosted by Sandy Cook

Featured Artist: Johannes Vermeer -
"Girl with a Pearl Earring," (2003) starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth

This film tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting. It is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence . This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl's life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer's wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer's wife, avoid Van Ruijven's grasp, and protect herself from the cruel gossip of the world of a 17th century servant.

Schedule of upcoming movies:
Movies are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month and begin at 7:00 pm. As always, admission is free. Bring yourself and invite a friend.

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