‘Vermeer and Music’ at Harbor Theater

Preceded by a short silent film made in Maine
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 8:00am

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538
United States

Exhibition on Screen’s popular art series continues with “Vermeer and Music,”  a fresh look at arguably one of the greatest artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.

In an exhibition entitled “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” The National Gallery of London has chosen to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music as It is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting. Filmed in London, New York, Washington DC, Amsterdam, the Hague and Delft, the film also guides us through Vermeer’s entire life story. This is London says it is full of  “stunning paintings in high-definition on the big screen.”

“Vermeer and Music” will start at 2:15 p.m. - this show only - on Friday, March 6.  A short (13 minutes) classic film, “Jean the Match-Maker” (1910) is part of the Maine Bicentennial Celebration: Maine in the Movies, a state-wide film series March 5-15. The First National Bank is sponsoring  “Jean the Match-Maker” in partnership with the Maine Historical Society. 

Before Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and Toto, Eastport-born Jean was the most famous dog in the world. She and her owner, trainer, and eventual director–Robbinston native Laurence Trimble–made 25 silent films together. “Jean the Match-Maker” was thought lost until a print was discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive and restored by the Library of Congress. A new musical score has been commissioned from LA composer Mikel Hurwitz specifically to accompany the film. A stirring story of boy meets girl, thanks to Jean, the dog - and made in Maine.  Jean was called the Vitagraph Dog because she belonged to the Vitagraph Studio, one of the early silent film studios in Hollywood (1910). 

Exhibition on Screen series continues with “Manet” on Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m. and a special showing of paintings of Frida Kahlo in July this summer.

The Harbor Theater is located at 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. For more information about the theater, and all of the upcoming screenings, visit www.boothbaycinema.org.