New See This: Loving Vincent @Huntington Beach Art Center

Starry man. Photo courtesy of Cinedigm

The award-winning 2017 film Loving Vincent was released in theaters for such a woefully limited amount of time, but luckily there’s a chance to catch this breathlessly amazing flick on a big screen for one night at Huntington Beach Art Center.

A biography of tortured but brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh, this animated film is the first of its kind, with each shot hand painted with oils in Van Gogh’s own Post-Impressionist painting style, creating an appropriately haunting and beautiful effect.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided, while Van Gogh specialist Dr. William J. Havlicek offers some helpful insights into the life and times of “The Starry Night” artist for a deeper appreciation of his legacy.

Loving Vincent at Huntington Beach Art Center, 538 Main St., Huntington Beach, (714) 374-1650; www.huntingtonbeachartcenter.org. Thurs., Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation, RSVP required.

Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers the Orange County DIY music scene, film, arts, Latino culture and currently pens the long-running column Trendzilla. Born, raised, and based in Santa Ana, she loves bad movies, punk shows, raising her plants, eating tacos, Selena, and puns.

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