August 21, 2017

7:00 PM-9:00 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Join us on Monday evenings this summer for Picasso in Film. This series features films in which Picasso and/or his art is a seminal aspect of the film’s narrative, plot, or the artistic creativity of the film’s protagonist.

The Nobel-Prize winning Chilean poet and politician, Pablo Neruda, was the most notorious communist in post-WWII Chile. Faced with shifting political ideologies, Neruda retreats to an underground existence, hunted by the police and secret detectives. Ever the poet, Neruda leaves sly clues for his pursuers in an effort to refuse living the life of the fugitive while artists back in Europe, led by Picasso, fight for his freedom. Eventually, Neruda escapes to Argentina by passing through the Andes mountains to freedom. Picasso appears in the film when he reads a poem at a conference that Neruda has secretly mailed to him. 

Director: Pablo Larraín
Year: 2016
Rating: N/A [contains female nudity and some violence]
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama & History
Language: Spanish, with English Subtitles

Other films in the series include:
The Picasso Summer (1969), Monday July 31st, 7:00 PM
Basquiat (1996), Monday August 7th, 7:00 PM
Midnight in Paris (2011), Monday August 14th, 7:00 PM

Picasso | Encounters is organized by the Clark Art Institute, with the exceptional support of the Musée national PicassoParis. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Margaret and Richard Kronenberg and Marilyn and Ron Walter.

The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.