The Documentary Film; Or, Finding Power in the Facts
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $12
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The overall title of these monthly classes taught by award-winning filmmaker Ken Kimmelman, is “If It Moves, It Can Move You–Opposites in the Cinema.” This series shows how the art of the cinema, in its technique and meaning, and in all its diversity—from slapstick to spectacle, cinema verité to the fantastic—is a oneness of the permanent opposites in reality. “All beauty,” Eli Siegel stated, “is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.” Whenever a film is good or beautiful it is because it puts opposites together—rest and motion, light and dark, space and time, nearness and distance, continuity and discontinuity, unity and variety, freedom and order—the same opposites we are trying to make sense of in our lives. In this month’s class, Mr. Kimmelman takes up, among others: The Story of the Weeping Camel (dir. Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni) and Night and Fog (dir. Alain Resnais).Buy tickets/get more info now