MR. TURNER

The untold story of Britain's greatest artist

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm.  Both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty, Turner refused an offer of £100,000 from a millionaire who wanted to buy all of  his work -- bequeathing it instead to the British nation, though Queen Victoria loathed his work.

Directed by Mike Leigh

Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

2014 | UK | R | 150 min

Cannes Film Festival Winner: Best Actor

A gorgeous, important film. - The Atlantic

Mike Leigh's biopic is so richly detailed that it feels like a documentary. Spall goes for broke in the outsize title role. - Newsday

[Leigh's] refracted camera lens casts a light on the period as gorgeous and evocative -- and occasionally as repellent -- as the light laid down on Turner's grand canvasses.- Winnipeg Free Press

Mr. Turner provides a gorgeously detailed world for a flawed, magnetic leading man.- Philadelphia Weekly

Mr. Turner, like just about all movies made by Mike Leigh, creates the sensation of being in a vividly realized mini-universe built from the ground up. - Dallas Morning News

Show Dates & Times:

3/18/15 - Wednesday

7:00 pm,

3/19/15 - Thursday

7:00 pm,

3/20/15 - Friday

5:30 pm,
8:00 pm,

3/21/15 - Saturday

3:00 pm,
5:30 pm,
8:00 pm,

3/22/15 - Sunday

7:00 pm,

3/23/15 - Monday

7:00 pm,
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