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Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future
October 29, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and MRIGlobal.
The film screening will be held in the Arthur Mag Center at MRIGlobal, 4920 Cherry St., Kansas City, Missouri.Register for Free E-tickets
The Linda Hall Library and MRIGlobal present a one-night only screening of the award-winning documentary, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future. A 30-minute Q&A with Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., the film’s writer, producer, and director, will follow the screening. MRIGlobal’s collection of eight original Bonestell paintings will also be on display during the event.
About the film
What do the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the film Destination Moon and America’s space program all have in common? They were each touched by the creative vision of a artist Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). His legendary depiction of “Saturn As Seen From Titan” became known as “the painting that launched a thousand careers.” Told by the people who were influenced by or knew Chesley personally, as well as Chesley himself, this film chronicles the remarkable nine-decade life of a quiet, artistic visionary, whose beautiful paintings helped inspire America’s space program.
Q&A with Douglass M. Stewart, Jr.
A 30-minute Q&A with Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., the film’s writer, producer, and director, will follow the screening. Stewart and his company, DMS Production Services, Inc., have a 30-year history of providing films for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the ASC Awards, the Television Hall of Fame, the ASCAP Film & Television Awards, and many others. Stewart has produced 20 live broadcasts of the Emmy nominations announcements; special film tributes for Presidents William Clinton and George W. Bush; and the Lionel Richie music video, “Love Will Conquer All.” In addition, Stewart produced and directed the feature-length documentary “50 Years of Action”, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Directors Guild of America and “The ASCAP Story,” celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with The Future was an Official Selection for the 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival and was given the Audience Award for the category of Art, Architecture, and Design films.
The film screening will be held in the Arthur Mag Center at MRIGlobal, 4920 Cherry St., Kansas City, Missouri.
The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. A limited number of seats are available.
Limited free parking will be available in front and behind the Arthur Mag Center at 4920 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.