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FILM@JCSM: Portraits of the Artist

February 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 7, 2016

Each FILM@JCSM begins at 4 p.m., and will be introduced by a guest scholar. After the screening, there is café service and live jazz from 5 to 8 p.m.

FILM@JCSM stands for “Fostering Interdisciplinary Learning through Movies.” The 2016 spring semester selections are programmed in conjunction with the 2016 Auburn University Department of Art and Art History Studio Faculty Exhibition, and Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr. Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr. is organized by the Arkansas Arts Center.

This project is co-sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A special thanks to Dr. Sunny Stalter-Pace, AU English department, for her curatorial and administrative efforts on this project.

February 25: Mr. Turner (2014)
Biography/Drama | 150 min.

Introduced by Leo Costello, associate professor of art history, Rice University. Costello has a background in 18th and 19th century British literature and art history, as well as a published book on Turner entitled, J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History.

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).

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March 10: Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Biography/Drama | 125 min.

Introduced by Catherine Keyser, associate professor of English, University of South Carolina. Keyser’s book, Playing Smart discusses Parker in relation to other American modernist women writers.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle depicts writer Dorothy Parker and the members of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of writers, actors and critics who met almost every weekday from 1919 to 1929, at Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel. The film explores Parker’s poetry based on her experiences in Manhattan in the 1920s.

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April 7: Basquiat (1996)
Biography/Drama | 108 min.

Introduced by Fredara Hadley, visiting assistant professor of ethnomusicology, Oberlin College.

Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, he’s discovered by Andy Warhol’s art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life.

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February 25, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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