MATTA: THE EYE OF A SURREALIST
Intertwining rare footage of Roberto Matta’s working process and interviews with his career, this film is an historic work as the artist always refused to be interviewed or filmed. The familial proximity of the Director, Matta’s daughter in law, gives intimate access to Matta, both as a human being and as a painter in the creative act.
Director Jane Crawford
For the Paris Biennale in 1975, Matta-Clark made a major cut in two houses adjacent to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Les Halles. The cut, shaped like a twisted cone, was inspired by Anthony McCall’s film Line Describing a Cone.
Director Gordon Matta-Clark
Followed by Q & A with Jane Crawford
CHILD OF GIANTS
DANIEL RHODES DIXON is the elder son of two giants of the American art world, photographer DOROTHEA LANGE (1895-1965) and painter of the Southwest MAYNARD DIXON (1875-1946).
While telling the story of two of this country’s most original and maverick artists from a uniquely personal perspective, CHILD OF GIANTS is also the story of a child who learns that his birthright comes with gifts and curses… the story of every child who must find his own path in life from under the shadow of formidable parents.
CHILD OF GIANTS features rare and never-before-seen photographs from the private collection of members of the Dixon-Lange family and from the Oakland Museum of California’s Dorothea Lange Archive.
Director Tom Ropelewski
Followed by Q & A
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS
SCREENING AT AILLWEE CAVE
Having gained access through tight restrictions and facing considerable technical challenges, iconic Director Werner Herzog has captured on film the interior of the Chauvet Cave in southern France where the world’s oldest cave paintings were discovered in 1994.
In true Herzogian fashion, his narration interweaves wider metaphysical contemplations with insights into the Paleolithic art and its creators. He invites us to reflect on our primal desire to communicate & represent the world around us, our place within it and what it means to be human.
Director Werner Herzog
HOW TO SELL A BANKSY
Going up against the Art Establishment, Critics, Auction Houses, Gallery Owners and Authentication Boards in a quest for the elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gate-crash the murky and protective world of Banksy. How to Sell a Banksy raises questions of ownership, authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day, true-story, crime-theft, comedy-caper.
Directors Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson
Followed by Q & A