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Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Students celebrate their work

...of the Arts at Kenai Peninsula College. Student art will hang in the Gary Freeburg Gallery. Driftwood, KPC?s literary magazine, will debut for 2007, and local musicians will come together in the ?Band-Aid? concert. ?Our mission...

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Art Briefs

...awarded to the winning short story and poetry entries by "Explorations 2000," the University of Alaska Southeast literary magazine. Submissions are due May 15. Guidelines are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to UAS Explorations...

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Poignant novel finds love in strange places

...her talent. Her short-story collection, "Where Love Leaves Us," won the Iowa Short Fiction Award, and the literary magazine "Granta" named her one of the Best American Novelists Under 40. "Above the Thunder" shows power and promise...

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