Clark Fellows Introduce Their Favorite Films in New Series

For Immediate Release

October 22, 2004

lark Fellows (guest scholars in residence at the Clark) will host a new film series at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute this fall. The series "Fellows' Favorites," offered on selected Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., will begin on October 28 when David Carrier will introduce the Alfred Hitchcock classic, North by Northwest (1959, 136 minutes). Each fall Clark Fellow has chosen a film that they love, find special, or that inspires them, and will give a five minute talk preceding the screening. Admission to the film series is free.

David Carrier is Champney Family Professor at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. He is a philosopher who writes art criticism and teaches art history. At the Clark he will be writing an intellectual biorgraphy of Adrian Stokes and a study of Islamic aesthetics. Of North by Northwest, Carrier says, "the film is filled with memorable moments. Is there any beeter scene in any movie than the crop duster scene? It is totally illogical, like Manet's A Bar at the Folies Bergere, but it works."

Upcoming coming Fellows' Favorites will be: The Man Without a Past (2002, 97 minutes), introduced by Adrian Randolph on November 18;  Contempt (Le Mepris) (1963, 102 minutes), introduced by Davide Stimilli on December 2; and L'Anglaise et le Duc (2001, 125 minutes), introduced by Stephen Bann on December 9.

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. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit

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