BIG ARTS is ready to kick off the 22nd season on Monday Night Film, which runs from Monday Nov. 5 through Monday, Mar. 25, 2019. The popular film series has another fantastic line up of award-winning films handpicked from film festivals around the world by the dedicated volunteers on BIG ARTS film committee. All films are shown in BIG ARTS Schein Hall at 7 p.m. followed by a moderated discussion in Phillips Gallery.

This year’s lineup features wide array genres including documentaries, dramas and comedies from across the globe. This season includes films from the United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, Russia, Chile and Spain. “We’re very excited about the variety of films being shown this season” said Visnja Gembicki, Chair of BIG ARTS film committee “We love offering a forum for film buffs in our community to gather and see the types of films that you might only see in local theaters for an extremely limited run or not at all.”

This year’s lineup opens with the award-winning documentary Itzhak (2017) on Nov.5 followed by The Kings Choice (2017) on Nov. 12, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2018) on Nov. 19 and Loveless (2018) on Nov. 26. December kicks off with the acclaimed documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg RBG (2018) on Dec. 3, A Fantastic Woman (2018) on Dec. 10 and Lean on Pete (2018) on Dec. 17. After short break for the holidays the series picks back up in January with Oh Lucy! (2018) on Jan. 7, The Death of Stalin (2018) on Jan 14, Summer 1993 (2017) on Jan 21 and Columbus (2017) on Jan 20. Stay tuned for the February and March line up which is still to be announced.

“We’re very lucky to have dedicated volunteers who travel the globe attending film festivals and hand select films to bring and share with the Sanibel community.” exclaimed Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder “We are very proud with how the film program has grown at BIG ARTS. It’s a testament to the hard work put in by volunteers and staff.” For Monday Night Film tickets, visit or call (239) 395-0900.

BIG ARTS, established in 1979, is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing quality artistic, cultural and educational experiences to Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors.

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