April 25, 2019

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Film Screening, March 3

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a free film screening of the award-winning film, Loving Vincent (94 mins, 2017) on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.  The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.

Watch the trailer.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by the University of Mary Washington, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Virginia, a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge.

For directions and more information, call (540) 654-1015, or visit the museum website at www.GariMelchers.org.

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