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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Directed by Carroll Moore

Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Art History, Biography, Buddhism, Poetry, Politics / 32 mins / English / West Coast Premiere

Precedes:
Breathing Earth preceded by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Description

Narrated by Ed Harris, this film is a portrait of Catalan artist Joan Miró, who was passionately committed to his native Catalonia and its struggle for independence from Spain.  But he also longed to escape into artistic freedom.  This tension drove his art in strange and beautiful ways.  Miro was by turns influenced by Dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism.  His changes in styles and subjects also reflected the horrific events of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorship of Franco.  This documentary includes original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, interviews with scholars, images of Miro’s paintings and sculpture, and archival footage and photos.

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Joan Miró, The Farm, 1921-1922. oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary Hemingway.

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Joan Miró

 

Credits

Producer: Carroll Moore
Screenwriter: Caroll Moore
Cinematographer: Louis Caulfield
Editor: John Warnock
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Precedes

  1. Breathing Earth

    Thomas Riedelsheimer / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Germany / 2012 / Art, Asian, Biography, Dance, Enlightenment, Environmental, Nature, Theatre / 97 mins
    Breathing Earth is a film about wind, art and love and the philosophy of the wise 75 year old Japanese artist Susumu Shingu. He sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place. The artist talks with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement. Susumu renders visible the veiled and the unseen and opens to us new perspectives.

    Preceded by: Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape



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Dates & Times

Precedes:
Breathing Earth preceded by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 5:30 pm