WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. (C) TWC Rated PG-13 1 Hour 50 Min
Community Cinema Vashon is back for a 6th season of presenting FREE preview screenings of films from PBS’s Independent Lens series. Community Cinema Vashon is presented free to the public on the last Tuesday each month September through May thanks to the generous support of Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre. The films start at 6pm, and a discussion follows each 60-minute long film.
By Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina
Screening May 26, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE – FREE!
After falling in love, a Filipino American and an Australian in 1975 became one of the world’s first same-sex couples to legally marry. The pioneering couple’s fight for justice raged on for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. (C) Sony Classics
Rated PG-13 1 hour 50 min
An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
Rated R 1 Hour 51 Min
Tuesday, June 9th, 6 PM at Vashon Theatre
Vashon Audubon Society presents Dr. John Marzluff screening two short films and discussing his new book Welcome to Subirdia. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. John Marzluff is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington whose decades of research on ravens and crows have produced numerous award-wining books, hundreds of scientific papers and has been the focus of 2 film documentaries on PBS. His most recent book Welcome to Subirdia reveals how residential areas host a splendid array of biological diversity, and may play a key role I preventing loss of species in face of climate change and human impact. Suburb yards and green areas have become valuable habitats for birds and other threatened species.
The first screening is a how-to for creating a bird-friendly garden with ponds, fountains, nesting boxes and green barriers. Learn the ten important steps to follow for the well being of birds. The second film deals with funeral behavior of crows tapping into decades of corvid research that Dr. Marzluff has pioneered. Both films were directed by Michael Werner. Q&A will follow both films with a brief intermission.
Dr. John Marzluff is also leader of the US Fish and Wildlife Recovery Team for the endangered Mariana Crow and a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union.
This program is co-sponsored by Vashon Theatre and Island Greentech.
Copies of Welcome to Subirdia will be available for sale.