The Agony and the Ecstasy

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

  • 1965
  • Directed By: Carol Reed
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 138 Minutes
  1. Sunday, December 6, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film The Agony and the Ecstasy
Based on a best-selling novel by Irving Stone, this classic biopic tells the story of the conflicts between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II over the decoration of the Sistine Chapel. Starring Charlton Heston as the Renaissance artist and Rex Harrison as his patron, Reed’s big budget blockbuster was nominated for five Academy Awards® (Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Score, Best Sound, and Best Cinematography). (HD Presentation)


Gallery Talk: Michelangelo in Focus
December 6 – Sunday – 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Judi and Milt Stewart Hexagon Gallery, first floor. Giles Knox, associate professor in the history of art and guest curator of the special exhibition “Gods and Goddesses: Annibale Carracci and the Renaissance Reborn,” will discuss the influence of Michelangelo on Carracci’s Farnese Gallery, the design challenges of large ceiling decoration, and the relationship of artists and patrons in the sixteenth century.
The programs are presented in partnership between the IU Art Museum and IU Cinema and are sponsored by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public.