'Widescreen Wonders' Series Continues at the Clark with Free Screening of Gandhi

For Immediate Release

February 25, 2013

Williamstown, MA—As part of its ongoing “Widescreen Wonders” film series, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents a free screening of the 1982 classic film Gandhi on Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm.

Richard Attenborough directs Ben Kingsley as the spiritual leader, along with an all-star cast, in a sprawling epic of India’s independence. The film won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

“Apart from all its other qualities, what makes this movie special is that it was obviously made by people who believed in it,” glowed Roger Ebert in his review.

Approximate running time is 188 minutes.

“Widescreen Wonders” is a free series of Saturday afternoon matinees celebrating the biggest and best of popular classic movies, while showcasing the Clark’s HD projection capacity. All the films in the series boast super-widescreen aspect ratios (2.20:1 or more) and numerous Academy Awards, including “Best Picture.” Experience the scope of epic moviemaking in this festival of the big screen.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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Press contact:

Amanda Powers
apowers@clarkart.edu
413 458 0471

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