Movies For Artists at the MAC

We will be watching movies that have explicit ideas and concepts relevant to artists. A chance to get together every other Friday, meet some new people and talk about art and movies. The movie will serve as a starting point for a discussion to follow after the screening. Movies will range from fictitious drama to powerful documentaries.

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joshdopp.com Teaching Notes

 

The Friday night movies will be held in the Mesa Arts Centers, Dobson lecture room, across from MAC artist CoOp downstairs in the MCA wing. Doors open at 6:30, giving you time to register. A movie introduction and announcements at 6:50 movie starts at 7pm., open discussion following the screening. Dates for the class have been set for:

Sep 20, - Oct 4, - Oct 18, - Nov 1, - Nov 15,

   

Our first movie will be September 20th showing "Before Night Falls" Directed by Julian Sncabel

Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by the artist Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in 1993.

Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in 1993.[1] The film stars Javier Bardem, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Johnny Depp and Sean Penn.

 

October 4th will be the documentry "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"

October 18th Will be the movie "Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance"

This is a visually stunning movie, which will be nice on a large screen. It has a sound track by Phillip Glass and can be pretty intense at times. Don't drink coffee before this one. You probably wont need it.

November 1st "Between the Folds"

Must see for sculptors, but otherwise amayzing documentry.

Our last movie this season will be "The Mystery of Picasso" On November 15th

Here is a partial list of movies I have considered showing. Please feel free to let me know movies you think would be a good candidate for this class. Thank you!

 

Girl With a Pearl Earring
Lust for Life  or  Agony and the Ecstasy
The Mystery of Picasso
Pollock
The Shape of Things
Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of balance
The Devil and David Johnson
Wasteland
Man with a Movie Camera
Andrei Rublev
The Belly of an Architect
Young at Heart


Please email me with any questions or suggestions at

joshdopp@gmail.com

Exit Through The Gift Shop
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Gerhard Richter Painter
Basquiat
Edvard Munch: Special Edition
Rivers and Tides
Un Chien Andalou