MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 14, 2023: HILMA

One of modern art’s most significant — and simultaneously least well-known — figures gets her moment in the spotlight in Lasse Hallström’s lovingly filmed biopic Hilma. The film tells the story of Hilma af Klint, a Swedish painter whose affinity for mysticism and the spiritual world led her to create large-scale abstract art that you’d swear was influenced by Kandinsky … if you didn’t know with certainty that af Klint’s work predated his.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Aug. 4-10: THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Opening Aug. 8, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Lassse Hallestrom’s The Hundred-Foot Journey. Based on Richard C. Morais’ novel, the film’s a tantalizing tale of cross-cultural romance and culinary rivalry between France and India. Helen Mirren stars as a Michelin-starred French chef challenged by the proprietors of a phenomenal Indian restaurant that opens nearby. Replete with luscious cinematography of haute French cuisine and exotic Indian dishes, the film is a mouthwatering treat. But, be warned: don’t go hungry! Read on…

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