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The Art of Film

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film.

The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages.

Shape of the Moon (2004)

Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich

Shape of the Moon, Leonard Retel Helmrich, 2004

Shape of the Moon, Leonard Retel Helmrich, 2004

Synopsis: This documentary follows the various plights of a Christian family as it deals with the social and religious pressures of living within Indonesia, a country with one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. Despite frequent anti-U.S. demonstrations and a prevailing anti-Christian sentiment, aging widow Rumidja lives out her remaining years as a devout Christian, while her son Bakti wrestles with his own faith and that of his Muslim girlfriend.

Director Bio: Leonard Retel Helmrich is a Dutch cinematographer and film director. He was born the 16th of August 1959 in Tilburg, Netherlands and has lived in Amsterdam since 1982. He received highest honours for international documentaries at the Sundance Festival and was the first two-time International Documentary winner at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA). In June 5, 2018 he was rewarded by the Dutch King Willem-Alexander with the title Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a very high distinction.  

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Introduction and Screening at 6:30 pm

The Art of Film is free to attend. Cash bar available.

Organized by:
William Allen, Associate Professor of Digital Media, Florida Southern College
Matthew Herbertz, Assistant Professor of Film, Florida Southern College

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