PhxArt + FilmBar Present: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
PhxArt + FilmBar Presents TICKETS: $15 for public | $12 for Museum and FilmBar Unlimited-ish Members This event is during our Voluntary Donation Time and no General Admission ticket is required for purchase.
Please Note: All on-site ticket purchases, with the exception of youth admission and RSVPs, will incur a $2 surcharge fee. We strongly encourage visitors to purchase tickets in advance of your visit to ensure a low-touch experience and our lowest admission rates. Guest pass, coupons, Military and Museum Member tickets may be purchased at the Museum without a surcharge.
Please note that face masks or similarly protective coverings for the mouth and nose are required for all visitors and staff inside Whiteman Hall. The Museum reserves the right to refuse access to any visitor who does not comply with face-mask requirements.
Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until together they create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in this sumptuous eighteenth-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) must find a way to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is resisting chattel marriage, by furtively observing her. What unfolds in exquisite tension is an exchange of sustained gazes in which the two women come to know each other’s gestures, expressions, and bodies with rapturous intimacy, ultimately forging a subversive creative collaboration as well as a delirious romance. Charged with a yearning that almost transcends time and space, Portrait of a Lady on Fire mines the emotional and artistic possibilities that emerge when women can freely live together and see one another in a world without men.
(Sciamma, 2019, 121 min, French with English subtitles, R)