Can’t Hartley wait
Artists have always been a source of inspiration for filmmakers, with the cinematic results often achieving critical, and in some cases box-office, success. In 2000, Ed Harris got an Oscar nod for his portrayal of the deeply troubled American painter Jackson Pollock. Two years later, Salma Hayek starred in Frida, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Now, thanks to director Michael Maglaras, there’s a film about lesser-known American modernist Marsden Hartley. The film, titled Cleophas and His Own, is based on Hartley’s epic poem of the same name. The poem recounts the tragic story of two of Marsden’s closest friends—including a man who was said to have “become the great love of [Marsden’s] life”—who lost their lives during a violent storm off the coast of Nova Scotia. After the tragedy, Marsden remained in the area, creating works depicting his grief, many of which are featured in the film. Catch a screening of the film at 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Crest Theatre, located at 1013 K Street. Tickets are $8.50 for general admission, and $5.50 for seniors and students. Call (916) 264-5423 for more information.