Although categorized under the Sci-Fi genre, Arrival is a movie about communication. In deciphering the language of Earth’s new visitors, one is kindly reminded of interpreting an abstract canvas. Joel Hoyer’s watercolor is evocative of hieroglyphics-embodying the effort of translation.
Character driven performances adapted from August Wilson’s play, evoking the African American experience in the 1950’s, mirror the intimacy of Stephen Scott Young’s “Charmed, 1998.”
A true war story of one pacifist doctor’s refusal to carry a gun relates to Timothy W. Jahn’s still life, “Remains of Valor,” assembling edifices of war.
More than a thrilling tale of bank robberies, the “Neo-Western” film comments on the intricacies of financial world when brothers try to save their family ranch. What lies at the bottom of their problems-oil. A cat and mouse game ensues-simulated in the chaser/chased role embodied in Borein's Cowboy Watercolor.
A genius title, Hidden Figures recognition of three African American women integral in NASA operations is a film about a woman’s triumph. Lucy Agid’s sculpture, Dance of Life (small), exudes the feeling of “togetherness” evoked throughout the film.