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Film Screenings: Pollock & Frida

Pan American Modernism Film Festival

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The Greensboro Public Library and UNC-G's  Weatherspoon Art Museum is collaborating on a film series. It will compliment the museum's exhibt of Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States. The exhibit starts January 30, 2016 and ends May 1, 2016. The film series concludes with two Hollywood films on two of the major artists featured in the exhibit

Directed by and starring Academy Award nominee (for Best Actor) Ed Harris, Pollock is a stunning drama about the legendary American painter, Jackson Pollock. Fellow artists and lovers, Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner (Marcia Gay Harden) are at the center of New York's 1940s art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country and marry and, soon, Pollock creates work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. (123 minutes, rated “R”.) Screening starts at 1 pm and ends at 3:05 pm.

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Salma Hayek for Best Actress, Frida is a triumphant motion picture about an exceptional woman who lived an unforgettable life. A product of humble beginnings, Frida Kahlo(Hayek) earns fame as a talented artist with a unique vision. And from her enduring relationship with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera(Alfred Molina), to her scandalous affairs, Frida's uncomprimising personality would inspire her greatest creations! Also starring Antonia Banderas, Ashley Judd, Edward Norton, and Geoffrey Rush. (123 minutes, rated “R”.)  Screening starts at 3:10 pm and ends at 5:15 pm.

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