Art Films - a BIMA smARTfilms Series

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See all films at a discounted rate! $40-$48
Series pass holders can use their pass at each film. Simply show up at your desired showing and we’ll check you off our list!

November 7

Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (2014)

This extraordinary film was broadcast in 2014 as part of the PBS American Masters series. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter with cinematography by Dyanna Taylor, the film paints an intimate portrait of one of America’s most brilliant, iconic, yet often unknown photographers. Lange’s images that documented Depression-era poverty, the Dust Bowl, and WWII Japanese American Internment camps are deeply imprinted on the American psyche, and her impact and stature garnered a retrospective at MOMA in 1966.

Nov 14

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

French with English subtitles

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is hired to paint a portrait of a young woman to send to her intended husband. Subterfuge is essential to capture this young woman unawares of the painting, but neither is expecting the relationship to move into the realm which it does. A bittersweet celebration of passion and art, this film is like no other romance, and is in itself a work of art.

Nov 21

Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) (2023)

This documentary tells the story of two men who became unlikely friends and partners after a drug bust in 1964 at a Cambridge house. Through this chance encounter, they went on to share a flat in London during the Summer of Love in 1967, and by 1968 had formed the fledgling art house Hipgnosis. This is the powerful team who created dozens of the most iconic album covers in rock, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Black Sabbath, Paul McCartney, and more. Artist and musician interviews alongside a soundtrack to die for makes for a delicious bite of history.

Nov 28

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (2019)

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed. A visionary and trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, and strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course-correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.

Dec 5

Beauty is Embarrassing (2012)

This engaging film chronicles the highs and lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Wayne White is a painter, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist. and illustrator who has won three Emmy Awards for his work on PeeWee’s Playhouse. But as the film shows, White has created SO much more. Featuring interviews with Paul Reubens, Matt Groening, and Mark Mothersbaugh, this entertaining whimsey—much like White himself, “never takes itself too seriously, doesn’t overstay its welcome and never, ever underestimates the value of a chuckle.” – excerpt from The Times-Picayune

Event Dates
Tuesday from Tuesday, November 7, 2023 through Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Event time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost / donation
Bainbridge Island
Museum of Art,
, 2064514000