Special Event Film Reveals Secrets of the Nazi Obsession for Art
New documentary screens Sunday, April 15 in Jaffrey
JAFFREY — The new documentary film, Hitler vs Picasso and the Others will be screened as a special event film this Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at The Park Theatre’s River Street Theatre in Jaffrey.
In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Adolph Hitler, to glorify “classic art.”
Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar® winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs Picasso and the Others is an incredible journey through four exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day – from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century.
Revealing the Nazi infatuation with art, Hitler vs Picasso and the Others offers viewers a rare “detective story” look at condemned works that have finally come to light.
Tickets for the special RST cinema event Hitler vs Picasso and the Others (Unrated) are $15.00. Seniors, military, students, teachers are $12.00. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found by visiting www.riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after-hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.