We are viewing together films -- including documentaries -- that are "mainstream" [rarely] or "classic" or "independent" or even "different". Always followed by a discussion which follows a certain format. We meet in local movie theatres (like the Broad), cultural centers (like Zeitgeist), libraries (like Mid-City branch), people's homes around the Greater New Orleans area, or even outdoors using a wall and a projector. Online viewing -- like youtube clips, Netflix -- and the better television programs -- like PBS, BookTV -- are parts of our offerings.
As not to make anyone uncomfortable or shocked (except those who enjoy "shocking", of course), there is a warning for any program that is definitely not mainstream, "weird", "offensive", whatever. On the other hand, we are totally into the BFI list of films to see before turning 14.
Join us Saturday, May 25, for a 7pm showing and discussion of a 50-minute documentary on Marcel Duchamp. (We watched "Man Ray" 4 weeks ago, in same "Artists of the 20th Century" series. )
Gifted sculptor and painter Marcel Duchamp is the subject of this searing documentary that explores one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Dabbling in Dadaism, Surrealism and many other movements, Duchamp allowed his art to make provocative and intelligent statements, proving that philosophy rightfully holds a place in high art.
Short youtube intro to Duchamp at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn18_XOzndg
Popcorn and bottled/filtered water will be provided. Please bring other light refreshments if you can. Or leave a few dollars in the tip jar... Seating is limited, so you MUST rsvp. ( If you RSVP yes and then cannot attend, you MUST change your RSVP.)
Doors open at 6:30p. If you arrive at 7:15, the program will have already started.
For more info, call/text/email Guy Henoumont at[masked] or at [masked]