Brush with Fate, by Hallmark Hall of Fame

Published 10:00 pm Friday, April 18, 2014


Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 PM, Tryon Fine Arts Center Spring Film Series will screen Brush with Fate, by Hallmark Hall of Fame.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.
The most expensive and ambitious film in the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s 50 plus year history, Brush With Fate is lavishly filmed on location in Amsterdam and includes a powerful cast of Glenn Close, Ellen Burstyn, Thomas Gibson, Phyllida Law, Kelly Macdonald, Patrick Bergin, and Kieran Bew.
From the novel “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” by Susan Vreeland, and directed by Brent Shields, the film weaves an intriguing story of a painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer that extends over 300 years.  The story begins when Cornelia, a European history teacher (played by Glenn Close) confides in Richard, (Thomas Gibson) a young art teacher, that she owns a treasured masterpiece by the legendary Dutch painter.  As the journey of the painting is gradually revealed, through Richard’s probing, Cornelia must confront the question of why it is in her possession.
This film also has an interesting “Tryon connection” that will be explained in the introduction to the screening.
The final two films in the spring series will be “Dirty Dancing” on May 6 and “A Secret Garden” on May 20.
Tryon Fine Arts Center is located at 34 Melrose Avenue in Tryon.  Tickets for the April 22nd   screening in the auditorium are $6 and can be purchased at the door.  For more information, visit or call 828-859-8322.

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by Frances Flynn

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