Film on life of artist George Caleb Bingham screening tonight at Nelson-Atkins; several area natives involved in production

George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham

The Life & Times of George Caleb Bingham, a film about the famed 19th Century Missouri artist, will have a free screening tonight at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The film is described as “the first meticulously crafted, no-detail-left-unturned, film of this illustrious American painter and all-but-forgotten political figure of his time.”

It was produced by Emmy Award-winning Wide Awake Films in partnership with the Friends of Arrow Rock. The Pillsbury Foundation provided funding.

Brian Rose, a writer and associate producer, attended Shawnee Mission Northwest; Jim Button, graphic designer, SM Northwest; Will Weinstein, visual effects and maps, SM East; Keith Johnson, editor and co-director, SM East, and Jace Brewster, associate producer and production accountant, attended Blue Valley NW.

The movie will be shown from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Nelson-Atkins. Free tickets are available by signing up here.