Film–& “The Art of Enjoying Justice”!
Where: Aesthetic Realism Foundation
141 Greene St.
212-777-4490 Price: $15 suggested contribution
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Ken Kimmelman will show and speak on five of his important short films. They include the Emmy Award-winning film “The Heart Knows Better,” based on a magnificent anti-racism statement by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism; “Brushstrokes,” a film against prejudice commissioned by the United Nations; and the profound and beautiful short film against homelessness and hunger titled “What Does a Person Deserve?” which is aired over CNN and worldwide.
There will also be “Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana,” the moving film made of Eli Siegel’s 1925 Nation prize-winning poem. Historian Howard Zinn wrote of the film: “It matches, in its visual beauty, the elegance of Siegel’s words, and adds the dimension of stunning imagery to an already profound work of art.”
And the audience will see “People Are Trying to Put Opposites Together,” the powerful 1968 documentary of Eli Siegel teaching an Aesthetic Realism class, a film broadcast first on WNET, Channel 13.
The filmmaker says:
“I had always wanted to make films that were for social justice, but it was when I began to study Aesthetic Realism that I learned what could really make for change in the world! I learned that all art, in its purpose and technique, is ethical. Art has in it the way of seeing we need in our everyday lives. Mr. Siegel defined ethics as ‘the art of enjoying justice’!”