The Exhibition Development Seminar class will presents a screening of the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens (directed by Albert and David Maysles). Similar to the works in the Under Cover exhibition, the film explores themes of boundaries between the private and public, as well as concepts of shelter, protection and privacy. Refreshments will be provided.
(Poster for Grey Gardens by the Criterion Collection.)
Winner of six Ophir Israeli Academy Awards and nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary film that tells the story of Israeli film director Ari Folman’s attempt to solve a riddle from his past. Unable to remember a large part of his life, he concludes there must be a connection to the first Lebanon War of the early 1980s. Intrigued, he decides to interview old friends and comrades around the world to discover the truth about that time and about himself. The screening accompanies the Bezalel on Tour exhibition and will be hosted by David Sterritt, director of the National Society of Film Critics and a MICA faculty member.