The Film Don Giovanni to be Screened on April 13 at the Clark
For Immediate Release
March 27, 2006
The "Fellows' Favorites Films" series continues at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute with Don Giovanni (1979, 177 minutes) introduced by Alice Jarrard on Thursday, April 13. In this series, Clark Fellows choose a film for which they have a particular fondness, realize as special, or find inspiring, and give a short introductory talk preceding each screening. This free series is held on selected Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the Clark's auditorium.
Jarrard, an Independent Scholar and historian of Baroque architecture, introduces Don Giovanni, Joseph Losey's film of Mozart's opera of the same name. Set in Venice and subtitled in English, it combines comedy, high drama, and magnificent music, exploiting the architectural and natural marvels of Venice.
Maggie Bickford introduces Love Serenade (1996, 101 minutes) on May 11 and Charles Musser introduces two of his own documentary films, Before the Nickolodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982, 60 minutes) and An American Potter (1976, 36 minutes), on May 18.
The Clark announced 14 fellows for the 2005-2006 academic year. Fellowships are awarded to national and international scholars, critics, and museum professionals whose work extends and enhances the understanding of the visual arts and their role in culture. The program encourages a critical commitment to research in the theory, history, and interpretation of works from all periods and genres.
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