NICEVILLE — Northwest Florida State College's Film Club is kicking off its new year with the viewing of an animated film.

"Loving Vincent" begins 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the 100 College Blvd., campus in Niceville. Go to Building 110, room 328 in the film and humanities room. The public may attend the free event.

This was the first animated film in which each frame was created as an oil painting on canvas.

An animation crew of 125 artists — chosen for their skill as classical artists rather than professional animators — produced 65,000 paintings in the style of Vincent Van Gogh to tell the story of the mysteries surrounding the celebrated impressionist painter's 1890 death in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, at age 37.

Discussion conducted by NWFSC film professor David Simmons will follow the screening. Free food, drinks and door prizes will be provided.