A character study and a meditation on art in a time of opulence and syphilis. Gustave Klimt (1862–1918) lies in a hospital, dying. In reveries, he recalls the early 1900s: its fin de siècle Vienna. At the World Exposition in Paris, Klimt meets Georges Méliès, who does a moving picture for him, and Klimt falls under the spell of a woman who may be Lea de Castro. We see Klimt in his studio; we meet his mother and sister, who suffer from mental illness. We watch Klimt the libertine. On his deathbed and as a younger man, he imagines things as well: encounters with ministers and waiters, and with women who are willing participants in his pleasures. Is this the source of art? 131 minutes. The film is a tribute to photographer Gordon Parks. $10 per person includes museum admission; free with museum admission. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 262-0227.
Two performances: 11:15 AM and 3:00 PM.