Q&A with Frank Beauvais. Ticket holders invited to an Opening Night reception following the screening in the Furman Gallery.

Frank Beauvais’s intimate essay film assembles excerpts from the 400-plus films the French director watched over a four-month period of seclusion in 2016. On the soundtrack, Beauvais speaks of the breakup that led to his retreat, the estranged father with whom he bonded over cinema just before his death, and the symptoms of our current cultural climate that make pressing on an act of resistance. Beauvais’s montage—composed of both international classics and obscurities—alights upon small but specific details, reframing otherwise incidental images into an indelible and immensely moving reflection on life, love, and loss.

Preceded by:
Vever (for Barbara)
Deborah Stratman, USA, 2018, 12m
Combining footage from an incomplete project that Barbara Hammer shot on a motorcycle trip to Guatemala in 1975 with texts by Maya Deren, Deborah Stratman’s moving tribute stages an encounter across three generations of women that explores the ethics and the promise of the unfinished.

Travel support courtesy of Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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