Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 7pm

  • 18+ (Legal ID required for entry)
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Opening Night Program


Directed by Maxim Ford

Poland (2016)


The feature will be preceded by the short film THE DEBUTANT (Portugal, 2016) by Rui Simas.

Follow Magdalena down the rabbit hole, as she explores her sexual awakening in this coming of age tale. (24 min)


U.S. Premiere

Set in Eastern Europe before the First World War during a time of change at a crossroads of nations, PICTURE OF BEAUTY follows the friendship of Stephanie and Julia. Residing in a small village dominated by the church, the girls are caught exploring their sexuality during a swim on a hot summer day. Though both girls have separate dreams of love their paths to discovering their desires and sexuality is not always easy in the male-dominated times that they live in. Both a coming of age story and a film about erotic art created during a time of sexual repression, PICTURE OF BEAUTY tells stories of sexual curiosity and exploration, but also resistance and liberation. Don’t miss this beautifully shot film. (71 min)

*No one under 18 admitted*

Grand Illusion Cinema

1403 NE 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98105