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GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS - newportFILM OUTDOORS

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 76 Bellevue Ave Newport RI 02840  See map

 

“Crewdson often shoots at twilight, and the bewitching qualities of what TS Eliot called 'the violet hour' fill almost every shot. He is a master of menace, melancholia & the macabre. He turns the American dream into a quiet nightmare.”
— The Telegraph, UK


GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

as part of newportFILM's 2012 Outdoor Sunset Series Presented by KIRBY PERKINS CONSTRUCTION

http://www.newportfilm.com/films/gregory-crewdson-brief-encounters

*Photographer, Gregory Crewdson, will be in attendance*

Thursday, August 9

Newport Art Museum Lawn

Film begins at sunset (approx. 8:00pm)

Donation: $5/person

Watch trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hYNt2byQj4&feature=player_embedded

Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public: they begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life on streets and soundstages in the hills towns of Western Massachusetts. In his decade-long project “Beneath the Roses” he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles. Filmed over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the moment of creation of his images. There is no specific backstory, no before-and-after to Gregory Crewdson’s images, simply the moment that lends itself to mystery and intrigue. Hundreds of movie lights combine with the setting sun in a perfect moment of illumination.


SCREENING NOTES:
-Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street
-Tallulah's taco truck will be selling their amazing gourmet tacos!

-Bring a picnic! grab a wine and cheese picnic for two ($35) at Newport Wine Cellar & le petite gourmet and 10% of your purchase price will benefit newportFILM's programs
-Ride your bike! Bike Newport will be providing a free bike valet service. they will even tune up your bike while you watch the movie (additional charge)
-Bring a reusable water bottle! Crystal Spring will be providing free water stations

For details of this event: http://www.newportfilm.com/films/gregory-crewdson-brief-encounters

For more details of upcoming film events: www.newportFILM.com

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