Picker will lead an educational discussion before and after the screening focused on the director and his classic films. Admission is $5. Mini-series films begin at 1 p.m."/>
Picker will lead an educational discussion before and after the screening focused on the director and his classic films. Admission is $5. Mini-series films begin at 1 p.m."/> David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ opens film series at BIG ARTS | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter’ opens film series at BIG ARTS

By Staff | Mar 19, 2010

In March and April, BIG ARTS presents the annual “Director Series,” hosted by Sanibel resident, Sid Picker. The director chosen for this year’s series is the British writer/director David Lean, who contributed to a plethora of highly successful films of varying genres, both in the U.K. and Hollywood, over the course of a long career.

Picker will lead an educational discussion before and after the screening focused on the director and his classic films. Admission is $5. Mini-series films begin at 1 p.m.

The series opens with the 1945 classic, Brief Encounter, Wednesday, March 24. Break out the handkerchiefs for this Oscar nominee. It is a simple but realistically-honest, self-told social melodrama of the quiet desperation involved in an illicit, extra-marital love affair.

“Hobson’s Choice,” winner of the British Film Institute “Best Film” award of 1954, will be shown Wednesday, March 31, at 1 p.m. “Summertime,” an enchanting classic, will be shown at BIG ARTS Wednesday, April 7. “Lawrence of Arabia” will be shown Wednesday, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Films will be shown with surround sound in high definition using a high-quality screen and projector in Schein Hall. A sound-enhancement system for the hearing impaired is available. Mini-series film tickets are $5.

For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel, call (239) 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.