Hello from Libraryland! Each week, I’ll be posting some fresh films and forgotten finds that are free and always available through our streaming movie services hoopla and Kanopy.
This week, I’m connecting you with a new isolation classic that’s a bit campy and a bit maddening, but overall a must-see, The Lighthouse. To get you viewers outside and enjoying the beauty… from the inside, I recommend the lush painterly scenes found in Renoir.
A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, this atmospheric drama tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. When Andree, a free-spirited, beautiful young red-head enters their lives, they are both smitten.