The Greek Film Archive and Exile Room present a week of documentary and beyond dedicated to the obsessive universe of artistic creation, September 10th to 16th. Recent productions, as well as vintage gems that deign a second coming, will stimulate both the eyes and the minds of art-loving movie buffs.
Renowned documentary filmmakers, like Peter Watkins, Agnès Varda and Nathaniel Kahn, meet notable newcomers in a kaleidoscope of films on the eternal hunt for inspiration, the elusive nature or talent and the limits of artistic expression.
An extraordinary look into the urban street art scene, unconventional portraits of ingenious artists, like Edvard Munch and David Hockney, unknown trailblazers demanding the retelling of Art History, titillating imagery and shameless press manipulations courtesy of Robert Mapplethorpe and Maurizio Cattelan, are just a few of the things you can expect to see in this showcase, that can only be described as a rollercoaster ride through the impenetrable world of art.
All screenings will take place at Lais, the Greek Film Archive’s open-air cinema (48 Iera Odos St. & 134-136 Megalou Aleksandrou St., Keramikos Metro station), with Greek and English subtitles.
This is the second collaborative foray into Art + Docs, organized by the Greek Film Archive and Exile Room, following a successful showcase in 2015.
THURSDAY 10.9 ■ 20.30 Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
FRIDAY 11.9 ■ 20.30 Mural Murals ■ 22.30 Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
SATURDAY 12.9 ■ 20.30 A Bigger Splash ■ 22.30 Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back
SUNDAY 13.9 ■ 20.30 Edvard Munch
MONDAY 14.9 ■ 20.30 The Proposal ■ 22.30 Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint
TUESDAY 15.9 ■ 20.30 Leaning Into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy ■ 22.30 A Bigger Splash
WEDNESDAY 16.9 ■ 20.30 The Price of Everything