The Mona Lisa Code: Film Screening & Director Discussion

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The Mona Lisa Code: Film Screening & Director Discussion
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The Mona Lisa Code: Film Screening & Director Discussion says
Austin Community College's Arts & Humanities Division, in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University, presents:

The Mona Lisa Code
narrated by Morgan Freeman

Join us for a screening of this intriguing film and a discussion with the film's director, Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts.

Thursday, March 3
7 pm
Highland Campus, Social Staircase
6101 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78752

The Mona Lisa Code, shot on location in Florence, shows how Leonardo, penniless and destitute after the fall of Milan, was compelled to paint the “Mona Lisa” in exchange for winning a fresco contract from the city of Florence. The film also reveals that he actually painted two Mona Lisa portraits, one of which emerged from a Swiss vault in 2012.

“The Mona Lisa Code” is written and directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts, a bestselling National Geographic author and historian who previously directed Walt: The Man Behind the Myth narrated by Dick van Dyke (Disney, 2001), and Operation Valkyrie (Koch/Anchor Bay, 2008). The film is based on the book “The Mona Lisa Myth,” which Isbouts co-wrote with North Carolina art connoisseur Dr. Christopher Brown in 2013. The cast includes the Italian actor Alessandro Demcenko in the role of Leonardo, while American actor Peter Xifo portrays Leonardo in his final years in Amboise. Top curators from the Louvre, the London National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Munich Pinakothek and the Vatican Museums are likewise featured.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a doctoral professor at Fielding Graduate University, a humanities scholar, and a bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker specializing in European history, the culture of the Near East, and Renaissance art.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information: pmonear@austincc.edu / 512-223-3352

*Correction: this event is March 3 at 7 pm. Not March 4 at 7 pm as originally posted. Sorry for the confusion and hope to see you there!
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By: ACC Arts & Humanities

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