Artists on Film

October 22–November 5, 2023

Three recent feature films and two historical short films provide in-depth, intimate access to the creative process of painters Peter Bradley and Mike Henderson, sculptor Brian Wall, and traditional Japanese wood-carver Master Seki Koun, as well as a number of his apprentices.

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  • With Peter Bradley

  • Dufus (aka Art)

  • Carving the Divine: Buddhist Sculptors of Japan

  • An Improbable Odyssey: The Life and Times of Brian Wall, Photograph Studio St. Ives © Bowness, Courtesy of Hepworth Photograph Collection

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Upcoming Films

  • With Peter Bradley

    Alex Rappoport
    United States, 2023
    Sunday, October 22 4 PM
    Alex Rappoport and Mike Henderson in Person

    Pioneering Black abstract artist and curator Peter Bradley reflects on life and art in this invigorating, intimate documentary portrait. “Documentary in its purest form: one subject speaking and showing us his life and work. It is riveting” (Film Threat). With two short films by painter/filmmaker Mike Henderson.

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  • Carving the Divine: Buddhist Sculptors of Japan

    Yujiro Seki
    United States, Japan, 2020

    Copresented by the Center for Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

    Sunday, October 29 4 PM

    Carving the Divine is a documentary film that offers a rare look into a 1,400-year-old Buddhist wood-carving tradition and the practitioners struggling to preserve its legacy in a rapidly changing Japan.

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  • An Improbable Odyssey: The Life and Times of Brian Wall

    Peter Stern
    United States, 2020

    Copresented with the Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley

    Sunday, November 5 2 PM
    Brian Wall and Peter Stern in Person

    An in-depth portrait of artist Brian Wall, renowned for his abstract steel sculptures, told through fascinating interviews and archival materials. Wall taught art at UC Berkeley for over two decades and continues to live and work in the Bay Area at age ninety-two.

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