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ART DOCS: The Art Star & the Sudanese Twins - May 18

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, recent short films by FAVA members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

The films will be screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

May 18, 2017 at 7pm: The Art Star & the Sudanese Twins

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Vanessa Beecroft is obsessively determined to adopt Sudanese twin orphans. The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins follows Beecroft for sixteen months as she exposes the truth about her life with an often brutal honesty– her creative process, her struggle with depression, her volatile relationship with her husband, and her love for the twins. The documentary raises questions about exploitation, culture clash, and the imposition of the West on Africa.

USA 2008.109 min, Dir: Pietra Brettkelly

+ The short film The Things We Taught Our Daughters: Helen Knott. (2015) Director: Coty Savard.

There will be a Q&A after the screening.

ART DOCS: Hockney - July 20

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, recent short films by FAVA members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

The films will be screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

July 13, 2017 at 7pm: Hockney

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Hockney sees the charismatic artist take director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film, which looks back at Hockney’s formative years in the British Pop Art scene and his experience of being a gay man as the HIV/AIDS crisis took hold, as well as his years working in California.

USA 2014, 112 min, Dir: Randall Wright

+ The short film The Little Deputy (2015). Director: Trevor Anderson.

There will also be group exhibition by Edmonton artists, curated by the fast & dirty collective, in the lobby

ART DOCS: Call Her Applebroog

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, recent short films by FAVA members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

The films will be screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

March 2, 2017 at 7pm: : Call Her Applebroog

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This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals. With her daughter’s encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. As Beth B finds a deeper understanding of her mother as a human being, Applebroog shares a newfound appreciation for her own provocative work.

USA 2016. 70 min, Dir: Beth B.

+ The short film Enough (2016) Director: Taouba Khelifa

Includes an exhibition by Edmonton artist Jennie Vegt in the lobby of Metro Cinema.

ART DOCS: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, recent short films by FAVA members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

The films are screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

January 5, 2017 at 7pm: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

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Set in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest, the film unearths the history of land art during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. Troublemakers is ultimately a story of renegades and firebrands all willing to risk their future careers on radical change and experimentation-a marked contrast to the hyper-speculative contemporary art world of today. Featuring rare interviews with a veritable who’s who of American Art of the twentieth century.

USA 2015. 72 min, Dir: James Crump

+ Two short films The Long, Lonely Road Home (2015) Director: Dylan Rhys Howard
& Isachsen, and The Madness of a Lonely Man (2016) Director: aAron Munson.

There was also be a one night exhibition by Edmonton artists Stephanie Jonsson & Daniel Evans in the lobby & a Q&A after the screening.

ART DOCS: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art. Featuring guest speakers, recent short films by FAVA members, exhibitions by local artists, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

The films will be screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

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Nov. 26 at 7pm: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. With compassion and psychological insight, Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene he seemed to embody.

USA 2010, 88 min, Dir: Tamra Davis

In conjunction with the film, there was an one night only exhibition by local artist Jennifer Rae Forsyth in the lobby of Metro Cinema.

+ The short film 2.57K (2015 Edmonton). Director: Eva Colmers.

A Q&A with Eva Colmers and the audience followed the screenings.

 

ART DOCS: Eva Hesse

Art Docs is a bimonthly series of documentaries about modern and contemporary art.

The films will be screened at Metro Cinema: 8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

Featuring guest speakers, short art history talks, and Q&As with filmmakers and artists. Presented and curated by Dr. Kristen Hutchinson.

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Sept. 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM: Eva Hesse
A superstar in the art world, but little known outside, why does Eva Hesse continue to excite passions? Along with creating a significant and deeply influential body of work during her short life, her story overlaps some of 20th century’s most intriguing moments: Germany in the 1930’s, New York’s Jewish culture of immigration in the 1940’s and the art scene in Manhattan and Germany in the 1960’s. Hesse, one of the most important 20th century artists, is finally revealed in this character-driven film that is an emotionally gripping and inspiring journey of an artist of uncommon talent, and a woman of extraordinary courage.

Germany/USA/UK 2016, 105 min, Dir: Marcie Begleiter

+ Short film Trash Heaven (2015 Edmonton) – (13 min) – Directors: Lindsay McIntyre & David Morgan

There was a short Q&A with the audience and the Trash Heaven filmmakers Lindsay McIntyre & David Morgan after the screening.

http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/5946/

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