Loving Vincent at the Cinemall

Contributed To The Press • Feb 8, 2018 at 8:52 AM

Pamela Bliss, an Indiana artist who was part of an international team of painters who travelled to Poland to create the Oscar-nominated movie “Loving Vincent,” will be at Abingdon Cinemall, 721 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va., for a short speech and Q&A session on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:45 p.m., before the 7 p.m. showing of the movie.

Bliss was one of only six Americans who were chosen to participate. 

The film is a murder mystery that brings Van Gough’s brilliant art to life, as well as his passionate and ill-fated story and his mysterious death. It will run at Abingdon Cinemall Feb. 9-15. Showtimes are 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets range from $6.95-$4.95.

“Loving Vincent,” about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh, is the world’s first full-length animated feature that consists entirely of oil paintings on canvas in the style of the master. The film was first shot with an all-star cast of live actors. Then each of its 65,000 frames was hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to be part of the production.

The film took six years to create and includes 853 different oil paintings.

The film won the "Most Popular International Feature" award at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival; was nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2017 for Best Original Score in an Animated Film; won the Audience Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the Golden Goblet for Best Animation Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival; won the XII Festival de Cine Inédito de Mérida after obtaining the highest score among the projected films and also the highest score obtained in the history of the event.

On Dec. 9, 2017, the film won Best Animated Feature Film Award at the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin. The film has also been nominated for Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture (Animated) category.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., Bliss will be at Marion’s newest art gallery, Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery, 324 S. Commerce St., Marion, Va., for a meet and greet reception.

The trailer can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV7L2CSzoNQ.

For information, call the Cinemall at 276-623-2121 or the art gallery at 801-318-8419.

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