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Painter of ‘The Scream’ is subject of one-night-only arts documentary screening

June 23, 2013

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Two-dimensional art will collide with the big screen when a film on artist Edvard Munch — best known as the man who painted “The Scream” — is shown this week in Lawrence.

The one-night-only screening of “Exhibition: Munch 150” is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Regal Southwind Stadium 12, 3433 Iowa St. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased online through fandango.com. The theater lists the PG film as one hour and 40 minutes long.

Part of a series of arts documentaries called “Exhibition: Great Art On Screen,” the Lawrence showing is one of hundreds of “Munch 150” screenings planned nationwide the same evening. The film celebrates the 150th anniversary of Munch’s birth.

“Global interest is huge — not least as a result of one of his four paintings of ‘The Scream’ having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million,” organizers say in an event announcement. “Many know Munch as the man who painted ‘The Scream,’ but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.”

Learn more about the “Exhibition” series online at exhibitiononscreen.com. Southwind is also scheduled to screen the next documentary in the series, “Exhibition: Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10.

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