Picasso & Braque Go to the Movies
by Arne Glimcher, USA 2008, 60'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Petr Hlinomaz   PRODUCERS: Arne Glimcher, Martin Scorsese, Robert Greenhut
EDITING: Sabine Krayenbühl  
MUSIC: Daniel Abramovich, Aleksandar Djordjevich, Christopher “Pinkus” Wesselman   PRODUCTION: Cubists LLC
VOICE-OVER: Martin Scorsese    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2009

The documentary comes in the wake of the exhibition Picasso, Braque and early Film in Cubism, which was cureted at New York’s PaceWilderstein Gallery by the famous American art critic Arne Glimcher. Shot by Glimcher himself and co-produced with Martin Scorsese, the documentary continues investigations on the fundamental role that cinema had on the work of the two Cubists masters at the beginning of the 19th century. It is an extraordinarily vivacious fresco of the magical relationship between visual arts and cinema, and using both flash backs and contemporary sequences it masterly alternates excerpts from old silent movies with pioneering works by Georges Méliès, rare documentaries of serpentine dancer Loie Fuller and with comments by famous contemporary artists and movie stars. Among these are Scorsese himself, who appears in the Socratic role of narrator, the artist and film maker Julian Schnabel, Lucas Samaras and Chuck Close.

Arne Glimcher
Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1938, is the Chairman of PaceWilderstein Gallery in New York. Famous art critic, Glimcher is also a well known film maker and producer. In 2003 he was given the Lègion d’Honneur.

Selected Filmography
1988 The Good Mother; 1992 The Mambo Kings; 1995 Just Cause.


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