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CREATIVITY IN FOCUS FILM SERIES | SPRING 2017

Burden
Wednesday, February 22 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan
88 min | 2016 | USA/UK/Belgium/Sweden | Not Rated    
Chris Burden guaranteed his place in art history in 1971 with a period of often dangerous and at times stomach-churning performances. This film explores the artist's works and private life through an innovative mix of videos performances, personal recordings, and latter-day footage at his studio—all peppered with his thoughts and musings through the years. Click here to view the trailer.

Following the screening of Burden we are pleased to share recently recovered footage (26 min.) of Oh, Dracula—a Chris Burden performance at the Museum in 1974. The unknown filmmaker, perhaps a University of Utah student, captured behind-the-scenes details, the original Museum building (now home to the Film and Media Arts department), and wonderfully candid interviews reflecting on this incredible, durational performance.

Koyaanisqatsi
Wednesday, March 29 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Godfrey Reggio
86 min | 1982 | USA | Not Rated
Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature, an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds-urban life and technology versus the environment. Featuring a musical score composed by Philip Glass, this is the first film of the legendary The Qatsi Trilogy.

This event is part of ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment.     

Because I Was A Painter
Wednesday, April 26 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Christophe Cognet
104 min | 2013 | France | Not Rated
When the Allies liberated the concentration camps in 1945 they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. These drawings, hidden from the Nazis, offer an unparalleled view of life during the war. For more than seventy years the story of the artists who created them has remained untold. With unprecedented access to paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures held in collections around the world the film conducts a gripping and fascinating investigation into art that captures, reflects, and inspires in difficult times. Click here to view the trailer.

The Legacy of Frida Kahlo
Wednesday, May 17 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

 

Free parking is available in the Museum lot and parking garage east of the pay lot as you continue around the Business loop. Click here for a parking map. Be sure to prepay at the kiosk if you park in the pay lot.

The UMFA, in partnership with the Utah Film Center, screens films highlighting the lives and creative processes of various artists—exploring the pressures, concerns, and influences that shape their work. Films are free and open to the public, screening at 7 pm in the UMFA's Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium.

Images | Chris Burden, Burden, 2016, still; Unknown, Oh, Dracula, 1974, still.

 

 


              
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