The Mystery of Picasso
Cajori’s elliptical and intimate portrait offers a rare chance to hear from painter Joan Mitchell, who created an eloquent vocabulary of abstract gesture, color, and light. With Jem Cohen’s Anne Truitt, Working and Bruce Conner’s The White Rose.
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Victor Erice (Spirit of the Beehive) creates an exquisite portrait of the Spanish realist painter Antonio López García, expanding his attempts to paint a single quince tree into a treatise on light, the creative process, and the passage of time.
Pasolini plays the painter Giotto in this ribald yet rigorous film weaving together a selection of Boccaccio’s classic tales. “One of the most beautiful, turbulent and uproarious panoramas of early Renaissance life ever put on film” (New York Times).
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Film to Table dinner follows the March 9 screening
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, this colorful documentary glimpse of the seventy-five-year-old Picasso captures the fecund nature of his creative process. “One of the most exciting and joyful movies ever made” (Pauline Kael).
This portrait of the painter is “the standard by which all subsequent films of artists’ lives will be measured” (New Yorker Films). “In the end the paintings do Munch’s talking for him, both directly and through the prefigurations and echoes in the film’s set pieces” (Time Out).
Jean-Michel Basquiat plays a fictionalized version of himself in this gritty urban fairytale, a glimpse of New York’s early-eighties Lower East Side in all its blighted, bohemian glory. With appearances by James White and the Blacks, DNA, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and more.
Eminent documentarian de Antonio surveys the New York art scene circa 1970 via studio visits and conversations with preeminent artists, critics, dealers, and collectors, including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.
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The artist’s world in the last two months of his life is drawn with period feeling harking back to the Impressionists. “An extraordinary portrait of the artist as common man” (Sight & Sound).