The Art of Film: The Spirit of the Beehive
May 26, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Polk Museum of Art staff for a monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies -The Art of Film.
The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages.
This month's movie: The Spirit of the Beehive
Synopsis: The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena ) is widely regarded as the greatest Spanish film of the 1970s. In a small Castilian village in 1940, in the wake off the country’s devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes possessed by the memory of it. Produced as Franco’s long regime was nearing its end, The Spirit of the Beehive is a bewitching portrait of a child’s haunted inner life and one of the most visually arresting movies ever made.