A New View Film Series: Tyrus American Masters
The 2021-2022 season returns in-person. We will follow mask mandates in accordance with Butler University policy.
Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of four films and seeks to promote appreciation and foster respect for differences through the lenses of interfaith understanding, diversity, civil discourse, and social justice.
This year, we focus on the question, “what does faith mean”? Each film will invite conversation on different responses to this big question.
Tyrus American Masters
Tyrus tells the unlikely story of pioneering Guangzhou-born, American artist Tyrus Wong, who overcame a life of poverty and racism to become a celebrated painter (who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse), Hollywood sketch artist, and “Disney Legend” for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film Bambi and Warner Brothers’ live-action Hollywood studio films (Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild Bunch, April in Paris) to Hallmark Christmas cards, hand-painted California dinnerware, Depression-era WPA paintings, kites, and fine art. The film corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited figure who passed away in 2016 at the age of 106. PBS.Org. In this film we explore how faith serves as a resource for perseverance.
Please join us for an in-person series in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University from 7:00-9:00 PM. Free. Each screening will be followed by a discussion with the audience.