CREATIVITY IN FOCUS FILM SERIES | SPRING 2017
Because I Was a Painter
(Parce que j'étais peintre)
Wednesday, April 26 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Directed by Christophe Cognet
104 min | 2013 | France/Germany | Not Rated
Presented in English, and French, German, and Hebrew with English subtitles.
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.
This screening is presented in recognition of the international Holocaust Remembrance Day April 24, 2017.
The Destruction of Memory
Wednesday, May 17 | 7 pm | FREE
Directed by Tim Slade
81 min | 2016 | Not rated
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.