All screenings of Loving Vincent will be followed by Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world’s first fully painted feature.
An Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted film, consisting of nearly 1,000 individual canvases each created in the style of the film’s subject, Vincent Van Gogh. Loving Vincent opens shortly after the artist’s tragic death, with Armand, the son of Vincent’s postman, quickly developing an obsession over the life and death of the now legendary artist. Armand travels amongst those who knew Van Gogh best—which is to say those whom he painted—seeking an explanation for his self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, Loving Vincent tells the story of the artist’s life and death in flashback, combining live-action, dramatic scenes that the film’s artisans have painted over in a manner similar to Richard Linklater’s rotoscope process, and reproductions of the artist’s most famous, show-stopping canvases, from Starry Night to The Night Café. Museum Films is proud to host a return engagement of this OKCMOA audience favorite in honor of our blockbuster exhibition, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas!
“Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream recalls a 10-year journey that brought the world’s first fully painted feature film to the cinema screen. From humble beginnings in a bedroom in an industrial Polish town of Lódz, an idea for a 7-minute short film that would tell the story of Vincent van Gogh through his paintings was conceived. The potential for a truly groundbreaking yet completely unseen project seemed like a huge risk, but when in the hands of two passionate filmmakers willing to risk everything to make their impossible dream come true, nothing could stand in their way.”
Loving Vincent – Directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman | 2017 | In English | 95 minutes | PG-13 | DCP
Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream – Director Miki Wecel | 2019 | In English | 60 minutes | NR | DCP