The Marco Island Center for the Arts has announced the launch of its fourth annual, highly successful “Art Flicks” program, featuring foreign, independent and “art” films. To be shown at Marco Movies, 599 S. Collier Blvd at 10 AM, the series features free theme-based films, refreshments and lively discussions for both residents and island visitors who are interested in the art of film. Nick Campo, owner and operator of the Marco Movie Theater, donates his time and the largest theater at the complex for the Art Flicks program.
The theme for 2017 is “The Power of Song,”
“The Art Flicks program has been very popular since we launched it in 2014,” commented Jo-Ann Sanborn, Art Flicks committee chair. “Our group spends all summer researching and watching films, discarding some, until we finally come down to a select few that we feel are good enough and interesting enough for this program.”
“Art Flicks” was designed to help create a more well-rounded appeal for an already robust art, instructional classes, and exhibit schedule for the Art Center. While the movie and refreshments are free, donations are happily accepted at the end of each film, after the discussion, with 100% of the donations presented to the Art Center to continue their important work here on Marco Island.
The first film in this year’s series will be: “Alberta Hunter, My Castle’s Rockin’“(1988). This music biography portrays the life of the legendary blues singer and songwriter Alberta Hunter. “My Castle’s Rockin’” traces Alberta’s remarkable career, incorporating her best live performances from New York’s famous downtown night spot, The Cookery. The irresistible Ms. Hunter opened her personal archives for this film, sharing never before seen photos and other mementos from her celebrated career.
The Art Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5PM, and opens its doors the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7 PM to launch a new month of art exhibits. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served.
For more information about the ART FLICKS program, classes, exhibit schedules or Second Tuesday, call 239-394-4221.
The theme for 2017 is “The Power of Song,” and will feature the following movies:
- January 24: “Alberta Hunter, My Castle’s Rockin’”
- February 7: “Good Ol’ Freda”
- February 21: “Pete Seeger, The Power of Song”
- March 7: “Hear My Song”