The film starts at 7pm and the talk back is at 8:45
Join O Cinema, The Betsy Hotel and Miami Beach Urban Studios for a screening and talk back on the film The Artist’s Wife.
The greatest art is learning how to love. Claire Smythson, wife of the renowned abstract artist Richard Smythson, is plunged into a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show. Claire attempts to shield his illness from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson. Claire, who has taken up painting once again, must decide whether to stand with her husband in the shadows or step into the spotlight herself.
The Artist’s Wife is about marriage, loyalty, love, the challenges of caring for loved ones dealing with memory loss, and rediscovering one’s passions. The documentary drama is directed and written by Tom Dolby.
The talk back event features Eugenia Zukerman (flutist and media person) and Dr. William Vega, Distinguished Professor and Senior Scholar for Community Health, Florida International University. Also participating is the leadership team at O Cinema, South Florida’s leading independent theater – and event hosts Deborah Briggs (The Betsy) and John Stuart (FIU).
Vega is on the advisory board for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. Zukerman has recently released a collection of poetry that sheds light on her personal journey with Alzheimer’s.
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