I used to write about movies when I worked at the newspaper, and the movie studios have been kind enough to keep me in the loop whenever there are any art or craft-inspired flicks.
In this case, it is a wonderful film called Local Color, and the trailer looks like a must-see. If you live in the 602, 480 or 623 area code, you’ll can catch a FREE preview screening! Here is the info they sent me:
To all Fellow Artists,
George Gallo, writer, director and fellow painter invites you to attend a free screening of his new film, LOCAL COLOR.
LOCAL COLOR is about a successful artist who looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented, but troubled eighteen-year old art student befriends an elderly alcoholic genius painter who has turned his back on not only art, but life. The two form what appears to be at first a tenuous relationship. The kid wants to learn all the secrets the master has locked away inside his head and heart. Time has not been kind to the old master. His life appears pointless to him until the kid rekindles his interest in his work and ultimately gives him the will to live. Together, they give one another a priceless gift. The kid learns to see the world through the master’s eyes. And the master learns to see life through the eyes of innocence again. LOCAL COLOR is based on director George Gallo’s real life experience.
World-renowned painter, Richard Schmid says, “Without a doubt, the strength of the insights in the film are due to the fact that George Gallo besides writing and directing LOCAL COLOR is an accomplished painter in his own right.”
Additionally, George will be in attendance at the screening to host a special post Q&A with the audience.
Our goal is to get this film out to as many that will appreciate the film’s stunning artistic images and George’s message about mentorship in the art community.
Currently the following dates (see below) are available to attend a free screening, all screenings will take place at Harkins Camelview 5 (located across from Scottsdale Fashion Square) and would love to have you join us.
To get free tickets, visit our website at: www.localcolorthemovie.com
Tuesday, October 16th, 7pm
Wednesday, October 17th, 7pm
Thursday, October 18th, 7pm
The movie opens inthe Phoenix area on October 19, 2007.