Stone Church Films Presents: "Young Picasso" at The Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS: Stone Church Film in Bellows Falls, Vermont, continues its series of "Exhibitions on Screen" with the newly released documentary, Young Picasso, on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

"The Exhibition on Screen" film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

"Exhibition on Screen" is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema.

Working with top international museums and galleries, "Exhibition on Screen" create films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics. Since launching in 2011, "Exhibition on Screen" have released 16 films which have been shown in over 50 countries across the globe and over one million seats have been sold! This is a wonderful resource for audiences worldwide – from Caracas to Cape Town, Berlin to Brisbane.

Executive Producer & Director Phil Grabsky has been making documentaries for 30 years and is a multi-award winner. For the past 15 years he and award-winning director David Bickerstaff along with their colleagues have been both a major independent producer of arts films for TV as well as a pioneer (and largest producer) of cultural documentaries for the cinema. Exhibition on Screen has extensive relationships with galleries around the world.

Join Stone Church Film for the screening of the newly released "Exhibition on Screen" film, Young Picasso, at 7:30 pm on Friday, February 22 in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St, in Bellows Falls. Tickets are $10 and are available in person at Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls), Misty Valley Books (Chester), by phone at 802-460-0110, or online at www.stonechurcharts.org.