Chrysler Museum Hosts On Screen/In Person Film Series This Spring
Every Screening Includes A Chance To Talk With The Filmmakers
NORFOLK, Va. – (January 2012) – The Chrysler Museum of Art continues the spring schedule of the On Screen/In Person 2011-12 season. The program, organized by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers within communities across the Mid-Atlantic. Visiting filmmakers work with host sites to develop programming that provides context and greater appreciation for their work and the art of film.
Each film will be shown in the Chrysler Museum’s Kaufman Theatre and includes a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker. The cost is free for Museum Members and $5 for all others.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Concrete, Steel, and Paint
Cindy Burstein and Tony Herziga, Directors
When men in a prison art class agree to collaborate with victims of crime to design a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. At times the divide seems too wide to bridge, but as the participants begin to work together, mistrust gives way to genuine moments of human contact and shared purpose. Their struggle to find creative common ground raises challenging questions about punishment, justice, and reconciliation. The insights they gained are reflected in the art they produce.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 • 2 p.m.
Proceed and Be Bold!
Laura Zinger, Director
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. was not always a printing press and book artist. He used to live a middle-class life like many other Americans, with a family and a job as a computer programmer at an international telecommunications company. Today, he is widely known for his controversial posters and book art. In Proceed and Be Bold!, we follow Amos through art galleries to promote his work and meet the people who “understand him even better than he can,” as he puts it, in an effort to learn about what causes him to create his charged works of art and how people react to them.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Milking the Rhino
David E. Simpson, Director
The Maasai tribe of Kenya and Namibia’s Himba people—two of Earth’s oldest cattle cultures—are in the midst of upheaval. Emerging from a century of “white man conservation” that turned their land into game reserves and fueled resentment towards wildlife, they are now vying for a piece of the wildlife-tourism pie. The film charts the collision of ancient ways and Western expectations and tells intimate, hopeful, and heartbreaking stories of people facing deep cultural change.
On Screen/In Person is made possible with support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.
The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums with a world-class collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America, and a new Glass Studio. The Museum is located at 245 West Olney Road in Norfolk and is open Wednesdays, 10 a.m. -9 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. The Chrysler and the Glass Studio are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as major holidays. Admission to the Museum’s collection and Studio glassblowing demonstrations are free. For exhibitions, programming and special events, visit chrysler.org or call 757-664-6200.
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