12-10 Community Arts Films Series

Sunday Dec. 10 - An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and the decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed and oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim. The film details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world - from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull - offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery. Rose Theatre tickets and details...

2018 - Sunday Jan. 14 - 75 Inhabitants, 20 Houses, 300 Cows

From somewhere in Buenos Aires, Nicolás Rubio remembers the town where he grew up, poetically described in the film’s title. But memories seem to slip away. Filmmaker Fernando Dominguez draws on a series of different devices to capture the search for lost time, portraying the work of a painter and his will to create a whole world out of the loneliness of one room. Rose Theatre tickets and details...

2018 - Sunday Feb. 11 - California Typewriter

A documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. Rose Theatre tickets and details...

PAST PERFORMANCES

Sunday Nov. 12 - Herb & Dorothy

The amazing story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.

Sunday, Oct. 8 - Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray & Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

Elizabeth Murray’s zany, colorful, fractured canvases feature paenes to domesticity as they burst with the vivaciousness the artist herself exhibited even in the final days of her life. Murray’s journals are read by Meryl Streep, and the film highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world.

 

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