Director: TIM BURTON

106 mins, USA/CANADA, 2014, Biography, Drama, Art.

Adored by the public yet slated as kitsch by critics, the big-eyed portraits by American artist Margaret Keane have influenced modern artists such as Mark Ryden and Lady Gaga. This film, directed by Tim Burton, reveals how the paintings rocket to fame after Margaret’s opportunistic new husband Walter passes them off as his own and the couple’s relationship begins to take a dark turn. This true story is a colourful biography of a female artist struggling for recognition in 1950s America.

106 mins, USA/CANADA, 2014, Biography, Drama,  Directed by Tim Burton.

Dec 10th 10.30am

National Gallery

Students will receive a special guided tour of the National Gallery’s autumn exhibition focusing on Portraiture. From the masterpieces collection to the paintings of John B Yeats, photographer Jackie Nickerson and truly contemporary portraits in the 2015 Hennessy Portrait Prize collection, students will be given the opportunity to consider portraiture in context and how artists respond to this core theme. A resource specifically produced for this visit will also be provided.

This guided tour will take place on Dec 10th, after the 10.30am screening, and is limited to 90 places. Booking is essential through IFI Education on 01 679 5744. 

Screening as part of the IFI Education Autumn/Winter 2015 Schools programme.

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