Widescreen Wonders Concludes at the Clark with Free Screening of The Last Emperor

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2013

Williamstown, MA—Concluding the successful “Widescreen Wonders” film series, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents a free screening of The Last Emperor (1987, 163 minutes) on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm.

Bernardo Bertolucci presents the opulent portrayal of the captivity of Pu Yi, the infant emperor of China, as he endures abdication and humiliation at the hands of the Communists. Winner of nine Oscars, the film covers the years 1908 to 1967—from the time the child emperor was just three years old until a decade after he was freed from his Communist imprisoners.

The film was widely acclaimed and continues to take top spots in many “best movies” compilations. The  Los Angeles Times called it “as coolly lavish an epic as we may ever see.”

“Widescreen Wonders” is a free series of Saturday afternoon matinees celebrating the biggest and best of popular classic movies, while showcasing the Clark’s HD projection capacity. All the films in the series boast super-widescreen aspect ratios (2.20:1 or more) and numerous Academy Awards, including “Best Picture.” Experience the scope of epic moviemaking in this festival of the big screen.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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