Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) is pleased to jump back into presenting films with the reopening of the Magic Lantern Cinemas. New this fall, The Museum will screen films weekly, starting Thursday, Sept. 24, and continuing through December.
The film series will begin with First Cow, followed by Walking on Water (about Christo’s The Floating Piers project on Lake Iseo in Italy), MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival 2020, and the multiple award-winning Honeyland.
The documentary Walking on Water will bring Italy to the big screen on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Magic Lantern Cinemas. Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Walking on Water is an unprecedented look at Christo’s process, from the inception to the completion of his latest large-scale art installation, a dahlia-yellow walkway atop Italy’s Lake Iseo that was experienced by over 1.2 million people. The film takes viewers on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness — from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of Mother Nature. Captured through breathtaking aerial views and fly-on-the-wall camerawork, viewers watch the artist’s vision unfold and get to know the man chasing it.
In the interest of community health and safety, SVMoA has adhered to CDC guidelines and the Governor of Idaho’s orders as it invites people back to its museum, classes, and film screenings. Attendees are required to wear face masks upon entry to the Magic Lantern, and seating will be adjusted to comply with physical distancing requirements. Anyone who feels ill or lives with someone who is ill should stay at home. A limited number of tickets will be sold in advance through the SVMoA website; tickets may not be available at the door. For those uncomfortable with an in-person experience, The Museum will post on its website how these films may be viewed from home (with the exception of MANHATTAN SHORT).
Tickets for all films are $10 for SVMoA members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information and to reserve tickets (limited seating), please visit www.svmoa.org or call 208.726.9491. There will also be further information about physical distancing on SVMoA’s website.