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goya: vision of flesh & blood The Kate and Florence Griswold Museum presents Goya Online ticket purchase: https://katharinehepburntheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F[masked]KZfRfEAL $17.00 includes processing and handling Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. The film uses this exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life. Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted. Influenced by Rembrandt and Velázquez, Goya explored a new realism where he did not flatter and was not afraid to reveal what he saw physically and psychologically. Yet this did not stop him securing major commissions from powerful individuals seeking the prestige of being painted by the best artist of the day. Royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends were subjected to his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance makes him one of the most admired and revered artists in the world today and indeed among the greatest painters to have lived.
New Haven Documentary Film Series Presents: The Ballad of Fred Hersch Free The Ballad of Fred Hersch is an intimate portrait of one of today’s foremost jazz pianists. With more than 30 albums and 8 Grammy nominations under his belt, Hersch is internationally revered in jazz circles as a master improviser. A maverick in music and in life, he was the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s, and he miraculously survived a two-month AIDS-related coma in 2008. Both exacting and full of love, our unfettered cameras capture Hersch’s creative process as he does double duty as a workaday jazzman and first-time theater producer—turning his tragedies into triumphal art. Q&A with director Charlotte Lagarde and Fred Hersch follows screening, moderated by filmmaker John Lucas, also stay for a very special solo performance from Fred Hersch.
6TH ANNUAL NEW HAVEN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: presents: NHDOCS: SCREENING OF FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004) 8:00 Free Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth. NHDOCS: PETER DAVIS INTERVIEWS MICHAEL MOORE 10:00 Free Michael Francis Moore was born in Flint, Michigan on April 23, 1954, and was raised in its Davison suburb. He is the son of Helen Veronica (Wall), a secretary, and Francis Richard Moore, who worked on an auto assembly line. He has Irish, as well as English and Scottish, ancestry.
Come picnic with us, bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and food item to share. MARION MEADOWS & ROHN LAWRENCE WITH THABISA Free Marion Meadows is a smooth jazz soprano saxophonist, born in West Virginia but raised in Stamford, CT. At age nine, he started studying classical music and playing clarinet, moving to tenor sax and eventually soprano sax. He attended Berklee College of Music as a major in arranging and composition, later enrolled in SUNY Purchase School for the Arts, and received his doctorate in music from Wilberforce University about three years ago. Early on, Meadows became a well known sideman as he connected with a variety of prominent artists, recording and performing with Brook Benton, Chuck Loeb, Eartha Kitt, The Temptations, Michael Bolton, Jean Carne and many others. He signed a recording contract with Novus Records in 1990, which sparked his solo career. Meadows worked to become a staple of the contemporary jazz format as a prolific artist, steadily releasing over twelve albums in the past two decades. Professional guitarist Rohn Lawrence’s goal is to kindle joy and share the feeling of fun on stage and in the studio. A New Haven native, Lawrence was practically born playing guitar; a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar was his first instrument at two-and-a-half years old. He began building guitars before he turned nine, got his first Stratocaster at age eleven and switched to electric guitar exclusively within a few years. Lawrence developed his reputation playing in New Haven funk bands, becoming a go-to guitarist for many active contemporary musicians. He continuously performs with Marion Meadows and also with notable artists including Najee, Freddie Jackson, Diane Reeves and Jonathan Butler. Lawrence has contributed to well over fifty albums since the start of his career, including Meadows’ 2018 release, Soul City. “I believe that what you breathe out, what you utter, you create, you make alive.” Thabisa’s soul emerges through her music in an unforgettable blend of a diverse medley of musical influences and her own distinctive energy. Thabisa, whose name alone means “make others happy”, challenges us all to be better versions of ourselves, spreading messages of love, hope, and introspection. Thabisa is an artist, musician, a mother and a motivated individual. Born in Kwazakhele, she moved to New Haven in early 2016 and immediately jumped into the music scene. Thabisa's career blossomed when she competed in Idols South Africa and finished in the Top 18. She signed with an independent recording label the year following and produced two highly acclaimed albums, The Journey (2013) and Eyodidi (2015). Meters are inforced until 9:00, check the map below for garages in the area.