Excerpt from the newsletter ‘This week at The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’
Museum Of The Moving Image, New York, USA
PART TWO: Barbara Hammer & Science on Screen
Film Screening: Resisting Paradise
Sunday, January 21, 4-6PM
With Barbara Hammer in person
Barbara Hammer has crafted an eloquent and richly layered examination of the artist’s and individual’s role in times of conflict. Resisting Paradise, Hammer’s 2003, 80 mins. 16mm film focuses on Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard’s artistic work in the south of France during World War II, while also examining the word of Matisse’s family and others in the French Resistance Movement. Featuring captivating interviews with former Resistance workers Lisa Fittko (who smuggled Walter Benjamin out of France), Marie-Ange Allibert, and Matisse’s grandchildren, rare archival footage, and lush cinematography referencing the painters’ styles and the rich landscape of the Provence of France, Resisting Paradise is a compelling look at the intersection of art and life in complex times. (Film description by Maria Christina Villasenor). more
Tickets: $15 (free for members at the Film Lover level). Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum.