November 9 Van Gogh Film & Conversation
at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater
6 pm

Tickets available at filmstreams.org; Ruth Sokolof Theater is located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street.

VAN GOGH (1991)
Through the lens of Maurice Pialat, one of the most influential directors of French cinema, Van Gogh depicts the last 67 days of the great artist’s life in Auvers-sur-Oise, a commune on the northwestern outskirts of Paris, France. Noted for its antimelodramatic and unsensationalist approach to Van Gogh's life, the film showcases the complex relationships between the artist (Jacques Dutronc, in an award-winning performance); his brother, Theo; his physician, Paul Gachet; and Gachet's daughter, Marguerite.

A pre-screening conversation between Bilgesu Sisman, Community Programming Manager at Film Streams, and Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art, will explore the tension between Van Gogh as a figure of art history versus one of pop culture, new mediums in which Van Gogh’s work is being exhibited, and various representations of the artist in film. The discussion will also touch upon the uniqueness of director Maurice Pialat’s depiction of the artist, as well as Pialat's importance for French cinema.

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