Famed Exhibition on Screen Director Phil Grabsky is coming from the UK to Boothbay Harbor to introduce his latest film, “Raphael Revealed,” on Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m. He will follow with a Q & A as well. Wine and cheese will be served in the lobby before the screening. We are so pleased to be able to thank him in person for the many EOS films we have enjoyed over the last five years. He and his colleagues created the ever-popular Exhibition on Screen series of art films in 2009, and the new “Raphael Revealed” was completed in 2021 despite many difficulties created by the pandemic.
Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome in 2021, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Raphel’s paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, and prints.
Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more. The exhibition and this film reveal the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity.
Director Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited.
Grabsky founded Seventh Art Productions in Brighton in 1984 and he has won multiple awards for his directing, writing, producing and cinematography.
He and his company are behind cinema films such as Muhammad Ali - Through the Eyes of the World, In Search of Beethoven, In Search of Mozart and The Boy Mir - Ten Years in Afghanistan. Among the many films Phil has directed in the past for television are multiple singles for Channel 4, ITV, the BBC, Discovery, A&E, PBS, as well as major series such as I Caesar – the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.
The Guardian newspaper said of Exhibition on Screen: ‘Just occasionally something will crop up that restores your faith in humanity’s future. Exhibition on Screen is a global phenomenon’. Exhibition on Screen now plays in 1500 cinemas worldwide and has produced 27 films on beloved artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, David Hockney and Frida Kahlo.
Grabsky’s Great Composers series includes the four In Search Of films, each exploring the life and music of a different classical composer (Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Chopin). Three of those also played at Harbor Theater in 2019-2020.
He has also written four history books, including The Great Artists – co-authored with Tim Marlow – and the best-seller The Great Commanders. He also lectures and gives master classes and has been invited to talk on radio and tv and attends many question & answer sessions with his films in the UK and around the world.
We no longer require proof of vaccination. Masks are not required, but highly recommended. Our all-fresh-air ventilation system, Merv-13 filters and thorough sanitation protocols offer a comfortable and safe atmosphere in which to see this great film.