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Movie at the Library

  • Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing 33 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

Everyone is welcome to come watch an excerpt from the film, Lust for Life, with us at the library! It will be shown at both 2pm and 6pm. Choose the time that works best with your schedule.

This film showcases the life of Vincent Van Gogh. In connection with the film, an impressionist art activity will follow afterward (free event).

Films featuring the lives of artists will be shown at the library as a part of the Shelby County Reads Series of Events.

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring (Thurs., Sept. 13 at 1pm)
  • Woman in Gold (Thurs., Sept. 20 at 6:30pm)
  • Lust for Life (Thurs., Sept. 27 at 2pm or 6pm **Only an excerpt of this film will be shown. An impressionist art activity will follow directly afterward. Choose the time that works best with your schedule.)
  • Big Eyes (Thurs., Oct. 4 at 6:30pm)

No reservations are necessary to attend the films. The movies will be shown in the Carnegie East Wing, the Library's Annex. (Free Event)

This lauded drama depicts the life of revered Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas). An intense and imaginative artist, Van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure.

This event is a part of Shelby County Reads programming. The 2018 theme is 'The Art of Reading.'

Shelby County Reads is a community wide reading program. Each year, a committee selects one main book (along with books that relate in theme for youth) and encourages the public to read them. These books are then donated and distributed throughout all of the county schools and highlighted at the public library and local businesses. Events coinciding with the books are held in the fall of each year.

THE MURALIST by B.A. Shapiro is the main 2018 book selection. The organization is a nonprofit that raises support through local donations and grant funds. A special thank you to the Blue River Community Foundation who has offered time and funding to the program for fifteen years.

Contact Pam Weakley at 317-398-7121 ext. 239 or for more details.



Earlier Event: September 27
Movie at the Library
Later Event: September 27
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