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Free Sunday "Triple Feature" Film Marathons at the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 09, 2006

This winter’s film series at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, “Triple Features: 3 Colors, 3 Painters, 3 Studios,”  will be offered on the last Sundays of January, February, and March.  In celebration of the winter exhibition Paper Trails: 100 Great Drawings, Prints, and Photographs from the Clark, the film series follows a thread of connection through diverse work.  The films create trails through the work of a modern master director, cinematic recreations of the lives of artists, and styles of animation.  Admission to all films is free.

The first in the series on Sunday, January 29 will be “Triple Feature: 3 Colors” celebrating Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blue (1993, 98 minutes) at 11 am, White  (1993, 92 minutes) at 1:30 pm, and Red (1994, 99 minutes) at 4 pm.  Kieslowski’s films can be viewed independently but to see them together in order is to appreciate one of the genuine cinematic masterpieces of recent decades.  Based on the tricolor of the French Revolution, the films take off from the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity in sequence, each to tell a contemporary story in a distinctive color scheme, with luminous French actresses Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, and Irene Jacob embodying the emotional tone.

Sunday, February 26 will celebrate “Triple Feature: 3 Painters” with Artemisia (1997, 95 minutes, French with subtitles) at 11 am, Carrington (1995, 120 minutes) at 1:30 pm, and Pollock (2000, 122 minutes) at 4 pm.  “Triple Feature: 3 Studios” will conclude the series on Sunday, March 26 with shorts by The National Film Board of Canada at 11 am, Aardman Animation at 1:30 pm, and Hubley Studios at 4 pm.

Make a day of it at the Clark with engaging films, visits to the galleries, snowshoeing or hiking up Stone Hill, and a bite to eat at the courtyard cafe.  Paper Trails: 100 Great Drawings, Prints, and Photographs from the Clark opens February 19, an exciting exhibition of some of the best selections from the Clark’s print room, draws connections between such greats as Picasso and Dürer and finds links both visual and historical, in often seemingly disparate works.  This fun and unusual approach invites reflection on the nature of connectedness and invites viewers to find their own trails between the works.  This anniversary exhibition spans over 500 years and includes works by Degas, Morandi, Atget, and Munch.  The exhibition closes April 30.

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

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