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Maestà, The Visit, and Lou Beth Xayma: What Eyes Are Pretending to See


With Jean-Pierre Rehm in person

Please note: this program time has changed from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Maestà (Dir. Andy Guérif. France, 2015, 62 mins. New York premiere.) An enormous multi-panel painting of the Passion, by Sienese master Duccio, comes to life, panel by panel, in this wondrous journey from 14th century painting to 21st century widescreen cinema. Preceded by The Visit (La Visite) (Dir. Pippo Delbono. France/Italy, 2015, 22 mins.) The great actors Michael Lonsdale and Bobo, in their 80s, wander the halls and grounds of Versailles by themselves, reflecting on history, art, and their lives. Also preceded by Lou Beth Xayma: What Eyes Are Pretending to See (Dirs. Piniang, Abdoulaye Armin Kane, Sebastien Demeffe, Belgium/Senegal, 2014, 14 mins. U.S. premiere) An animated film comes to life in this lyrical record of a film workshop in Senegal.

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