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Summer Cinema at MOCAK

21.07.2017 at 9 pm

Published at:07.07.2017

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

Free entry

Each screening will be preceded by an introduction by the film expert Adrian D. Kowalski, who will be talking about the presence of art in cinema.

The cinema takes up the subject of art in many different ways – from ‘traditional’ biographies of artists to productions that merge different genres in order to probe the essence of the creative process and the truth about the artist.

Visit MOCAK Summer Cinema and see interesting films that tackle this challenging topics, from Banksy’s rebellious Exit Through the Gift Shop to traditional films with art in the background, such as The Best Offer by Giuseppe Tornatore. The programme will finish with a surprise screening – a film that itself comes close to being a work of art, with its fusion of the real world and the world of art.

Friday 7 July, 9 pm
Exit Through the Gift Shop
(2010) directed by Banksy

Running Time: 1 h 27 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale... with bolt cutters. [distributor desctiption]

 


Friday 14 July, 9 pm
Waste Land
(2010) by Lucy Walker
Running Time: 1 h 39 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (Devil's Playground, Blindsight and Countdown to Zero) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. [distributor desctiption]


Friday 21 July, 9 pm
Art School Confidential
(2006) by Terry Zwigoff
Running Time: 1 h 39 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

Art School Confidential follows Jerome, an art student who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. Arriving as a freshman at a prestigious East Coast art school, filled with every artsy "type" there is, Jerome quickly discovers his affected style and arrogance won't get him very far. When he sees that a clueless jock is attracting the glory rightfully due him, he hatches an all-or-nothing plan to hit it big in the art world and win the heart of the most beautiful girl in the school. [distributor desctiption]

 

 

 


Friday 28 July, 9 pm
La Migliore offerta
(2013) by Giuseppe Tornatore
Running time: 2 h 11 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

Acclaimed director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) reunites with renowned composer Ennio Morricone for THE BEST OFFER, a dramatic mystery set in the high-stakes world of European art auctions. Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a solitary, cultured man whose reluctance to engage with others, especially women, is matched only by the dogged obsessiveness with which he practices his profession as a high-end antiques dealer. One day Virgil receives a phone call from a mysterious young heiress, Claire (Sylvia Hoeks), who asks him to evaluate some family works of art. It will be the beginning of a relationship that will change his life forever. [distributor desctiption]

 

 


Friday 4 August, 9 pm
Shirley – Visions of Reality

(2013) by Gustav Deutsch
Running time: 1 h 33 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history. Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s. A woman who would like to influence the course of history with her professional and socio-political involvement. A woman who does not accept the reality of the Depression years, WWII, the McCarthy era, race conflicts and civil rights campaigns as given but rather as generated and adjustable. A woman whose work as an actress has familiarised her with the staging of reality, the questioning and shaping of it; an actress who doesn’t identify her purpose and future with that of solo success or stardom but who strives to give social potency to theatre as part of a collective. A woman who cannot identify with the traditional role model of a wife yet longs to have a life partner. A woman who does not compromise in moments of professional crisis and is not afraid to take on menial jobs to secure her livelihood. A woman who in a moment of private crisis decides to stick with her partner and puts her own professional interest on the back burner. A woman who is infuriated by political repression yet not driven to despair, and who has nothing but disdain for betrayal. Shirley, an attractive, charismatic, committed, emancipated woman. [distributor desctiption]


Friday 18 August, 9 pm
Finding Vivian Maier
(2013) by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Running time: 1 h 23 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof. Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography. [distributor desctiption]


Friday 18 August, 9 pm
Pina

(2011) by Wim Wenders
Running time: 1 h 46 min

In English, with Polish subtitles.

PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, he follows the dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal - the place, which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch's creativity. [distributor desctiption]

 

 


Friday 25 August, 9 pm
Surprise screening