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BIG ARTS to kick off 22nd season of Monday Night Film

By Staff | Oct 29, 2018

PHOTO PROVIDED “Itzhak”

BIG ARTS will kick off its 22nd season of Monday Night Film on Nov. 5, which runs through March 25.

The popular film series has another fantastic line up of award-winning films handpicked from film festivals around the world by the dedicated volunteers on the BIG ARTS film committee. All films are shown in BIG ARTS Schein Hall at 7 p.m., followed by a moderated discussion in Phillips Gallery.

This year’s lineup features a wide array genres including documentaries, dramas and comedies. It includes films from the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, Russia, Chile and Spain.

“We’re very excited about the variety of films being shown this season,” Visnja Gembicki, chair of the committee, said. “We love offering a forum for film buffs in our community to gather and see the types of films that you might only see in local theaters for an extremely limited run or not at all.”

The following films will be shown this season:

PHOTO PROVIDED “The Death of Stalin”

n Nov. 5: “Itzhak” (2017)

n Nov. 12: “The Kings Choice” (2017)

n Nov. 19: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2018)

n Nov. 26: “Loveless” (2018)

n Dec. 3: “Ginsburg RBG” (2018)

n Dec. 10: “A Fantastic Woman” (2018)

n Dec. 17: “Lean on Pete” (2018)

n Jan. 7: “Oh Lucy!” (2018)

n Jan 14: “The Death of Stalin” (2018)

n Jan 21: “Summer 1993” (2017)

n Jan 20: “Columbus” (2017)

The February and March lineup will be announced at a later date.

“We’re very lucky to have dedicated volunteers who travel the globe attending film festivals and hand select films to bring and share with the Sanibel community,” Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder said. “We are very proud with how the film program has grown at BIG ARTS. It’s a testament to the hard work put in by volunteers and staff.”

For more information or tickets, visit BIGARTS.org or call 239-395-0900.