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RIDING MILL FILM CLUB, Next Film Friday 14th July, Woman in Gold

(2015, PG-13, 1hr 49min) Adele Bloch-Bauer was the subject of a magnificent painting, deploying lots of gold, by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.

When Germany took over Austria in 1938, this painting was one of many artefacts seized by the Nazis from Jewish families.

The film tells the story of Adele's niece Maria Altmann who escaped from Vienna to live in California and, during the 1980s as an octogenarian, pursued an audacious claim to take back this painting and other Klimt works from the Austrian Government.

There's a lot going on in this film: legal battles over the artwork with some classic courtroom scenes; flashbacks to Altmann's earlier life in 1930s Vienna; and an evolving relationship between the irascible Altmann and the idealistic Schoenberg, both descendants of famous Austrians.

Films start at 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm) and the admission charge is £5


This is a reminder that Film Club is still functioning – even in July (but not August).

Best wishes,

Ian

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Phone: 01434 682 308

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