Film

Documentary about Alice Neel (1900-1984), one of the great portrait painters of the 20th Century. She reinvented the genre of portraiture by expressing the inner landscape of her varied sitters, among them Andy Warhol, Annie Sprinke, Bella Abzug, and Allen Ginsberg. Painting a divers cross-section of humanity, from Communist party leaders to art world personalities to her neighbors in Spanish Harlem, Neel created a body of work that serves as a social document of New York and America in the 20th Century.

USA | NR | 2007 | 81 min

Directed by Andrew Neel

European Masters on Screen
Wednesday, June 15, 1 p.m. - Renoir: Revered and Reviled

European Masters on Screen
Wednesday, May 18, 1 p.m. - Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood
Wednesday, June 15, 1 p.m. - Renoir: Revered and Reviled

European Masters on Screen

Wednesday, April 20, 1 p.m. - Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Wednesday, May 18, 1 p.m. - Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood
Wednesday, June 15, 1 p.m. - Renoir: Revered and Reviled

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Join us for a special gallery tour led by photographer Koichiro Kurita on the opening day of the exhibition From the Smallest Leaf

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.

For over 100 years, the most significant 20th century artists and performers have lived and worked in the 165 studios atop Carnegie Hall, including Marilyn Monroe, Isadora Duncan, Barnett Newman, Norman Mailer, Marlon Brando, and George Balanchine. In 2007, the Carnegie Hall Corporation began to systematically evict the artists (some in residence for over 60 years), destroy the studios, and convert the space into offices. Ironically, many of the elderly artists who were faced with eviction had been instrumental in saving Carnegie Hall when it was slated for demolition in 1960.

Join us on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter for this classic film series being co-presented by the Strand Theatre and the Farnsworth. Hosted by Roger Dell, the Farnworth’s Director of Education, with a Q&A discussion to follow each screening.

Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m. – West Side Story
Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m. – Touch of Evil
Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. – The African Queen

Join us on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter for this classic film series being co-presented by the Strand Theatre and the Farnsworth. Hosted by Roger Dell, the Farnworth’s Director of Education, with a Q&A discussion to follow each screening.

Sunday, January 31, 2 p.m. – West Side Story
Sunday, February 28, 2 p.m. – Touch of Evil
Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. – African Queen

Touch of Evil is a 1958 American noir crime thriller film, and is a stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Starring Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh, the film was written, directed by, and co-starred Orson Welles, and is widely regarded as one of his best films.