Is your spot on the holds list for “Mr. Turner” on the outside looking in? Then get your hands on one of these films about outsider artists!
Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York’s 1940s art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock’s career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally.
Outsider artist Harald Olson and his eccentric patron Jimmy Olinkiewicz found each other on Shelter Island, NY, and teamed up to sell paintings roadside. The semi-homeless painter and the father of an autistic child were magically connected, and together took friendship to a new level when they secured a major gallery showing of Olson’s unconventional work in NYC. An elegant, beautiful tale of how art, compassion and creativity can unlock hidden potential in unexpected places.
Top Picks for this week. Some new entries on the list – Memory Man by David Baldacci, Bone Tree by Greg Iles, Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick and Fall by John Lescroart.
It’s National Poetry Month! So, when you’re not pondering a pantoum or if you’re in need of a break from all of those virile villanelles, then check out these films. Or, show up to the third annual St. Albert Teen Poetry Slam, held at the Library tomorrow from 2-4 PM, and expect everything!
Every year, more than 600 teenagers from over 60 Chicago-area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as ‘Louder than a Bomb.’ Founded in 2001, it is the only event of its kind in the country, a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. This film captures the real story: the teamwork, the love and the poetry, rather than the points.
Dramatizes the events leading up to accusations of obscenity against Allen Ginsberg and his poem “Howl, ” and the subsequent trial where he had to defend his most famous work. Don’t miss James Franco acting…in a movie. Yes, another one…
Buzzfeed.com is known for pop culture news and fun quizzes. The website also has a great Books section, with it’s most recent post about which adult book you should read based on your childhood favourite: 22 Books You Should Read Now, Based on Your Childhood Favorites .
Which favourite from your childhood do you still love to read? Which adult book does it remind you of?