New films online at Vashon Theatre
Vashon Theatre is now offering a slate of international films online, following the trend of art-house and independent theaters nationwide that are forging new alliances with film distributors in the time of coronavirus lockdowns.
Visit vashontheatre.com to see the current lineup, which at press time included the following films:
The award-winning Brazilian film, “Bacurau,” telling the story of a small Brazilian village that disappears off maps as its inhabitants are invaded by UFO drones and armed mercenaries.
“The Whistlers,” a comedy and crime caper from Romania that won praise in The New York Times. “If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers,” said A.O. Scott, film critic for the newspaper.
“St. Francis,” a new indie film about a flailing 34-year-old woman who finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a job nannying an adorable child, Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams).
“The Times of Bill Cunningham,” a documentary about the famed fashion maven who chronicled style for four decades at The New York Times.
“The Booksellers” — another new documentary about the world of antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.
Multi-day passes are available to stream all the films.
Virtual concerts proliferate
A series of online concerts staged by local musicians, continue to be produced and promoted weekly by Vashon Events and Vashon Live. To see upcoming offerings, including concerts on Friday and Saturday by Julia Hanowell, Kenny Alton and JD Hobson, visit vashonevents.org.
Enjoy wine with movies and music
Maury Island Winery is now offering curbside pickups for wines. Visit mauryislandwinery.com and click on “Our Wines” to see offerings, then hop over to the website’s “Visit” page for ordering and pickup instructions. Payment can be made by check or credit card.
Asiya Korepanova moved to May 23
At 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23, VCA will debut a concert video created especially for Vashon by Russian-American concert artist Asiya Korepanova, followed by a live Q&A with Korepanova over Zoom. Both experiences will be available for free, with a suggested donation of $10 or more.
The video concert was scheduled for May 2 but was moved to May 23.
The program by the acclaimed pianist will include Beethoven’s Eroica Variations op. 35, Wagner-Liszt’s Tannhäuser Overture, and Rachmaninoff-Korepanova’s Sonata for piano and cello in G minor op. 1.
The concert will be shown at vashoncenterforthearts.com with a $10 suggested donation. All proceeds will be split between the organization and the artist. To participate in the Q&A, register in advance at https://bit.ly/asiyaK.
Call for art with a resilient heart
Vashon Center for the Arts is seeking artwork for “Heart of Resilience,” a June exhibit that will be a fundraiser for Vashon nonprofits and artists. For details and a submission form, visit vashoncenterforthearts.com.
The show is open to all artists working in all forms of medium. All pieces should incorporate, in some way, the image of a heart. The show is only open to work that has not been shown at VCA previously, with an entry deadline of May 22.
This exhibit’s focus is to support Vashon non-profits and artists. Eighty percent of the sales proceeds will be split 50-50 between the artists and Vashon non-profits selected by the works’ buyers. The remaining 20 percent of the sales will be applied to VCA online gallery operating expenses and credit card fees.
Sales will take place online via www.artpal.com/vca, but if the VCA gallery is permitted to be open in June, works will also be shown and sold there.