Comox Valley Art Gallery film series showing Maria by Callas

Screening Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Landmark Cinemas

Tickets are on sale for the Wednesday, Jan. 30 screening of Maria by Callas at Landmark Cinemas in Courtenay.

Pulling back the curtain on one of the world’s most recognizable voices, Tom Volf’s Maria by Callas presents an intimate and carefully constructed portrait of revered soprano Maria Callas through a compilation of found footage, photographs, home videos and records, personal letters, and rare behind-the-scenes footage.

Iconic both onstage and off, Callas’s talent and operatic artistry brought her legions of fans and admirers from around the world. However, despite her success and widely esteemed talent, her artistic life was often eclipsed by her celebrity.

Meticulously weaving together rare archival material, Volf introduces a new generation of fans to her magnetic personality, unquestionable artistry, and transcendent vocal performances, while also complicating the prevailing narrative surrounding her personal life and public image.

“The film resolves as a passionate tribute to a woman who commanded the world’s attention, but was never afforded its decency. It’s a curtain call for Callas, and a chance for the great singer to be heard again.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the 5 p.m. screening to ensure your chance at winning the raffle prize.

The film series, an ongoing fundraiser for CVAG, screens films from the Toronto International Film Festival through TIFF – Film Circuit.

Tickets are $14 for CVAG members and $15 for non-members.

To purchase tickets over the phone call CVAG at 250-338-6211, ext 1 or drop by the CVAG Shop at 580 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay.

For the full film listing, please visit:

http://www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com/projects/film-series/

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