The Clark Kicks off 'Homericana' Film Series with 1989 Classic Glory

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Free films at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute are in full swing this summer with a nine-week-long “Homericana” film series, created in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History.  The first film of the series, Glory (1989, 122 minutes), will be shown Monday, July 1 at 3 pm.

Glory follows the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from its formation as the first African-American regiment in the Civil War to its heroic performance on the battlefield. Edward Zwick’s stirring film stars Matthew Broderick as the Boston Brahmin commander and features an Academy Award-winning performance by Denzel Washington as Trip, a fugitive slave. Morgan Freeman delivers a memorable performance as gravedigger John Rawlins.

The “Homericana: Films of the Artist’s Times and Places” series alternates each week between feature films set in Homer's era and an expansive documentary on his life and work. Films are shown Monday afternoons at 3 pm in July and August. For a complete schedule, see the Clark’s calendar of events at clarkart.edu.

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. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.

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PRESS CONTACT: 
Amanda Powers
The Clark
413 458 0471
apowers@clarkart.edu

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