For Immediate Release
February 6, 2023
CLARK ART INSTITUTE SCREENS AMARCORD
Presentation is first installment in Manton 50th Anniversary Film Series: Films of 1973
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Thursday, March 2 at 6 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens Amarcord in its auditorium. The showing is the first event in the Clark’s five-part series, Manton 50th Anniversary Film Series: Films of 1973, featuring some of the great cinematic highlights of a remarkable year.
In Amarcord (1973; 2 hours, 3 minutes), Federico Fellini recreates his hometown of Rimini in Cinecittà’s studios and renders daily life as a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political deception. Sketching a gallery of warmly observed comic caricatures, Fellini affectionately evokes a vanished world haloed with the glow of memory, even as he sends up authority figures representing church and state, satirizing a country stultified by fascism.
Admission to the Clark is free through March 2023. No registration is required. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.
The next screening in the Manton 50th Anniversary Film Series: Films of 1973 is Day for Night on March 2 at 6 pm in the Clark’s auditorium.
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 some 300,000 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. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also 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.
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