Clark Film Series to Look at the Self-portrait in Cinema
For Immediate Release
November 08, 2002
Filmmakers who fearlessly take themselves as their subject will be the focus of a four-part film series at the Clark Art Institute. "The Self-Portrait in Cinema" series will be offered on Fridays at 4:00 p.m., beginning November 15. The series will feature the work of directors who use the camera not only to describe their own personalities but also to explore our common humanity. Admission to the films is free.
The series begins on November 15 with Agnes Varda's film, The Gleaners and I. Many critics hailed this French film as the best documentary of the year when it was released in 2000. Varda takes as her inspiration the famous painting The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet and adds her own personal impressions and reflections. The film has a running time of 82 minutes and is in French with subtitles.
Upcoming films will be the Ross McElwee film Sherman's March on November 22, Nanni Moretti's Caro Diario on November 29, and Alan Berliner's two short films, Nobody's Business and The Sweetest Sound on December 6.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is free through May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.