Mr. Turner, described by the Los Angeles Times as the “best film of the year,” spans the last 25 years in the life of Britain’s most revered painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). The film is a remarkably rich portrait of a complex, contradictory man whose relationships with his family, fellow artists, and lovers were often as turbulent as the canvases he painted.
Throughout, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. (Imdb.com)
Mr. Turner is rated R and runs for 150 minutes. Admission and popcorn are always free at the movies.
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