Calendar: Screening: "Black Narcissus," a film selected and introduced by artist Naomi Fisher
Artist Naomi Fisher, whose photograph in the permanent collection is on view in AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape, speaks briefly about the role of the natural world in her imagery and introduces Black Narcissus (1947), a film of her choice which reflects similar ideas in the exhibition.
Black Narcissus (1947)
United Kingdom. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 101 minutes
This academy award winning Powell and Pressburger classic is set in a community of nuns struggling to establish a convent high in the Himalayas. Their spiritual aims are hampered by the arrival of a beautiful native girl and a young general, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. Winner of two Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
The Desiring Landscape gallery considers how representations of the landscape have been a means to explore human desires-from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic-to alternate interpretations of history. In correlation to the film, a brief, free public tour of Desiring Landscape and Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes will also be offered at 6:30pm.