Screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar
Where: American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
212-595-9533 Price: $8
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Join us for a special screening of Dolls of Darkness: The Art of Michel Nedjar, a new documentary film by Allen S. Weiss and Tom Rasky. Followed by a Q&A with Allen S. Weiss and Valérie Rousseau, curator, self-taught art and art brut, American Folk Art Museum.
Dolls of Darkness is a feature-length film that explores the mysteries and profundities of dolls, puppets, and marionettes in the context of the grotesque rag dolls of contemporary French artist Michel Nedjar. It focuses on his studio and his vast collection of magic dolls and masks from around the world, and examines the role of the Holocaust in the artist’s creative process. Original music by Alex Waterman, Sasha Boychouk, and Brandon Besharah. French with English subtitles. 63 minutes.