The Jarvis Conservatory presents its third Classical Arts Film Festival on Feb. 8-10, with five blocks of films exploring themes of arts and artists that include post-screening discussions with the filmmakers.
Block one is the Opening Night Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., showing two documentary films, each with a unique approach to the celebration of the classical arts as well as an insight into the passion that drives individuals to pursue an arts profession. There will be a gala reception during intermission with complimentary appetizers and sparkling wine and a discussion with filmmakers after the screenings. The block one films are “Con Moto: The Alexander String Quartet,” directed by Robert Barbarino, and “Beautifully Scary,” directed by Russ Wiltse.
Block two, An In-Depth Look, celebrates those filmmakers who look beyond the façade, who dig deeper, who ask more questions and ultimately change perception. The block two film is “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices,” on Friday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers follows the screening.
The Composer Spotlight Block, film block three, dedicates itself “to those who have devoted their lives to this revered profession,” according to a press release. The featured film, “The Maestro,” begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 and will include a session with the filmmaker.
Block four, the Short Films Block, has become one of the most popular blocks of the Classical Arts Film Festival, and offers a variety of perspectives. A life dedicated to the classical arts is a long road, and these films reflect that journey and represent the mission of Classical Arts Film Festival.
This block begins on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and will be showing, “A Hand of Bridge,” “Addiction,” “The Beast Underneath,” “La Folia,” “Fall Repeat,” “Espressivo: A Long Song to Coffee,” “The Secret Woman,” and “Notes on a Violin.”
There will be an audience choice vote for best short film during this block. Ballots will be at the box office.
The Festival In Closing Celebration, block five,, begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, and celebrates the voices of tomorrow, “the next generation of artists who are keeping the classical arts alive by shining new light on forgotten works.” A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers follows the screening.
The Block Five films are “The Hermitage Theatre: A Golden Age,” and “The Way to Andina.”
For more information on the Classical Arts Film Festival, the films, and ticketing, visit jarvisconservatory.com.