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Artists on Film: Face to Face at Pollock-Krasner House
September 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Hosted by Marion Wolberg Weiss
Fridays in September at 7 p.m. at the Pollock-Krasner House
830 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton
Admission free No reservations required
In conjunction with the exhibition, “Elaine de Kooning Portrayed,” this year’s series focuses on portraiture in film. Art history has its share of famous portraits, from Leonardo’s Mona Lisa to Warhol’s Marilyn. Our film series has also become a canvas for portraiture, from first-person narratives to fictional stories in which portraits are metaphors. Each movie probes beneath superficial appearances. Film historian Marion Wolberg Weiss will introduce the films and lead discussions after the screenings.
Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock, “Vertigo,” 1958 (128 min.)
This Hitchcock thriller is a complex tale of multiple identities, in which a woman’s obsession with a portrait may have led to her suicide. The acrophobic detective (James Stewart) hired to investigate her strange behavior falls in love with a woman who resembles her (Kim Novak), not realizing that they are the same person. The literal use of a portrait reinforces Hitchcock’s recurring themes of “the double” and voyeurism.