Best Video Film & Cultural Center presents the 2017 film “Tulip Fever” as part of a three-movie “Garden in Film” series put together and hosted by master gardener Eric Larson. The movie will be shown on Sunday, Mar. 8, at 3 PM, and followed with an open discussion and ice cream made by Eric’s wife Linda Sarro. (Linda makes ice creams using floral and other ingredients inspired by the day’s film.)
Admission is $7.
Directed by Justin Chadwick and written by Tom Stoppard and Deborah Moggach, “Tulip Fever” is set in the Netherlands during the 17th century against a backdrop of desire, obsession, and betrayal. This historical romantic drama illustrates the frenzy of tulip mania, a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which extortionist prices for certain bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionably prestigious tulip reached extraordinarily high levels, only to collapse in February, 1637.
The movie stars Dane DeHaan, Alicia Vikander, Christopher Waltz, and Judi Dench.
The final film in the series is Hal Ashby’s 1979 “Being There,” starring Peter Sellers, on Sun., Mar. 22.