For Immediate Release
May 12, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE SCREENS JEAN-LUC GODARD’S TOUT VA BIEN (EVERYTHING’S ALL RIGHT)
(Williamstown, Massachusetts)—On Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm, the Clark Art Institute hosts a screening of Tout va Bien (Everything’s All Right) in the Institute’s auditorium. The 1972 production is considered a masterpiece of radical cinema and one of director Jean-Luc Godard’s more notorious films.
In 1972, just before her infamous visit to Hanoi, Jane Fonda teamed up with Godard to make Tout va Bien, the story of a wildcat strike at a sausage factory as witnessed by an American reporter (Fonda) and her has-been New Wave film director husband, played by Yves Montand. The film came at a time when Fonda’s politics had become radicalized and Godard had ended his work with the far-left Dziga Vertov Group. A strange mixture of political disillusionment and direct cinematic address, the film unleashes a free-ranging assault on consumer capitalism and the establishment left, providing a caustic critique of society, marriage, and revolution in post-1968 France Ade Omotosho, a student in the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art (‘22), introduces the film.
Free. Run time is 96 minutes.
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance timed tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
Visitors age five and older are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the Clark’s facilities. For details on health and safety protocols, visit clarkart.edu/health.
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