Detroit Film Theatre


LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE

Thursday, October 09, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(USA/2008/Directed by Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach)

 

As an artist, Louise Bourgeois has for six decades been at the forefront of successive new developments, but always on her own powerfully inventive and disquieting terms. At the age of 71, in 1982, she became the first woman honored with a major retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In the decades since, this icon of contemporary art has created her most powerful and persuasive work. As director/producer Wallach notes: “We filmed intense, and sometimes hilarious, encounters with Louise and her work in both her Brooklyn studio and home starting in 1993. We videotaped conversations where she invited us into the ritualistic process by which her memories become embodied in objects and installations. We filmed her friends and her work here and abroad through the autumn of 2007.” This resulting film is an eye-opening drama of creativity and revelation – an intimate, human engagement with an artist’s world. (99 min.)

 

“Uncommonly elegant and evocative”  -Nathan Lee, The New York Times

 

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