Wednesday fil series at Westport senior center
Published 3:15 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2011
A series of Wednesday afternoon documentary and biographical films kicks off April 20 at the Westport Center of Senior Activities.
The series runs each Wednesday through June, and films will be screened at 2:15 p.m. on the center's large screen in its media room. The April 20 film, "The Art of the Steal" is about Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who invented early treatments for venereal disease and used the profits to found the Barnes Foundation, an art museum in the Philadelphia suburb of Merion, the center said.
This collection, includes 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisse's, 46 Picassos, 16 Modigliani's and seven van Gogh's. One estimate of the collections' worth is $25 billion dollars, the center said
The April 27 film, "Waking Sleeping Beauty," traces the decline of the Disney Studios in the 1980s and and how three men hired by Walt Disney's nephew, Roy Disney, revit5alized the studio.
The trio -- Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Frank Wells -- oversaw the release of new classics such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid." But they came at a great cost.A list of upcoming documentaries can be found in the center's activity rack outside the cafe. Call 203-341-5099 for visit www.westportct.gov/seniorcenter.