Saturday, December 26, 2009

"And White Was The Night" Helsinki/United States Traveling Exhibition

Helsinki ~ USA Traveling Exhibition
Eva G. Farris Art Gallery
Thomas More College

January: Friday 15th- Feb. 6th
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 2010 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Thomas More College’s Eva G. Farris Art Gallery and Helsinki Galleries in cooperation with the upcoming film, 'And White Was The Night'

About the film:

The theme in the film “And White Was The Night” is the evil created by social systems (in this case various crime organizations) and their power over individuals. The film touches a number of important topics, including drug and human trafficking and child soldiers. The story is set in the forests and suburbs of Helsinki (Finland), but it periodically takes you back to the jungles and towns of Colombia. This I think creates an interesting contrast. Even more of a contrast is the white night of Finland and the pitch black darkness of the jungle.

An important aspect of this film was to break the traditional genre boundaries. So the film has many elements that could be identified either as drama, action or even horror. To some it might even be experimental at times. I hope this shows in the art as well.”

-Mika Rantonen / Director
For more information on the film, please visit:

1 comment:

Steve said...

I am looking forward to this great opportunity with much excitement! I wish there was a way I was able to attend the opening reception.