Join us for a screening of The Orchid Seller, a documentary film about Oswaldo Vigas by his son, UT alumnus and 2015 Venice film festival Golden Lion winner, Lorenzo Vigas.
Venezuela, Mexico, 2016, 75 min
Oswaldo Vigas, a renowned Venezuelan painter, returns, in his 80s, to the town where he was raised, searching for a painting that was lost during his teenage years. If he finds it, he and his wife, Jeannine, will be able to complete an exhibition about the early stages of his career. This search becomes more than an opportunity to revisit the early influences on his art. During this exploration, he is confronted with a chapter of his youth that marked him for the rest of his life and defined him as a human being and as a creator.
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This film screening at the University of Tampa’s Reeves Theatre takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations on view at the Tampa Museum of Art.