Art: Prices and Values program with Beat Film Festival

Date

From 06 June 2018 to 11 June 2018

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Art: Prices and Values program with Beat Film Festival Art: Prices and Values program with Beat Film Festival

DESCRIPTION

The team at Garage and the international Beat Film Festival of documentaries about modern culture have created a special film program for Garage Screen Summer Cinema in Gorky Park.

This year, the joint film program with Beat Film Festival includes three movies which focus on the artists’ vision of art’s social mission. In frames of different creative approaches, pictures offer insights into the art world in the context of its characters’ daily routine, their commercial and social ambitions, issues of freedom and devotion.

The program opens with Faces Places (2017) documentary blockbuster by Agnès Varda and JR, which was awarded the Golden Eye documentry prize at the Cannes Film Festival. This picture also won the Audience Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival and was an Oscar nominee. Agnès Varda, one of the leading lights of New Wave, and world-famous street artist JR travel through rural France and take photographs of people around the country to create their mural paintings afterwards.

The filmmakers represent a perfect screen couple: he is thirty-three, never letting go of his black hat and sunglasses; she is ninety, losing her vision and constantly recalling her friend and colleague Jean-Luc Godard. A road movie composed of funny and touching scenes at some point turns into a philosophical picture on the nature of time which can only be stopped with the help of art.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017) by Sara Driver is dedicated to the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on the eve of universal recognition and commercial success. We see the main character and his friend Al Diaz drawing graffiti with the inscrutable SAMO abbreviation (Same Old Shit) all over New York and attempting to steal a girlfriend from Jim Jarmusch.

The formal rigidity of the story lets the director focus on the right perspective and avoid creating another grand portrait of the late 1980s superstar and “the most expensive American artist of all times”. Driver dispenses with cliché and shows the artist who hasn’t yet met Andy Warhol or made the cover of The New York Times Magazine, but has already discovered his unique style and language.

The Price of Everything (2018) by twice Oscar nominated Nathaniel Kahn presents a captivating research of contemporary art economics in an attempt to answer the most common question: why does it cost so much? For this purpose, Kahn meets the main characters of the contemporary art scene, including artist Jeff Koons and the Chairman of the Fine Art division of Sotheby's Amy Cappellazzo, inspects vast private collections and museum storages, and visits auctions.

This year Beat Film Festival will hold, for the first time, parallel film screenings: Grey Gardens (1975) by the renowned masters of American documentaries Albert and David Maysles and That Summer (2018) by the Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson.

The first picture is dedicated to Edith Bouvier Beale, cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy known as “Little Edie”, and her mother, “Big Edie”, who secluded themselves in a half-destroyed family estate in 1952.

That Summer is one of the most unexpected movies of the last Berlinale and a kind of a prequel to Grey Gardens. It turns out that before the Maysles brothers, the story of the Beale family was picked up by photographer Peter Bird and socialite Lee Radziwill, cousin of Edith Jr. Together with Jonas Mekas and Andy Warhol, they visited the two hermits to capture their life and relationship on film. Several decades later Olsson tracked down this rare footage and made it into a movie which expands the poetic universe of Grey Gardens.

ABOUT BEAT FILM FESTIVAL

Beat Film Festival is an international festival of documentaries with a focus on modern culture, founded in 2010. since it began, it has turned into an event of metropolitan scale, which acquaints the audience with the most relevant trends in the world of music, contemporary art, media, street culture, fashion, sport, and innovative technologies. 

Its program includes Russian premiers of the most prominent films selected for major international film festivals, parties and special events with directors, musicians, and other representatives of contemporary culture. In 2017, the festival attracted over 21,000 people.

tickets

Standard ticket 450 RUB
Concessions for visitors with disabilities 225 RUB
Carer’s ticket 225 RUB

All films are in original language with Russian subtitles.
The events are accessible to deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

 50% off for GARAGE members.

Advance booking available for GARAGE members, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or e-mail members@garagemca.org.

Please collect booked tickets no later than 30 minutes before the film is due to start.

Schedule

Discussion The Secret of Big and Little Edie: Grey Gardens and the World of Fashion

Fashion journalists and critics will gather before the screening of Grey Gardens to discuss the documentary shown as part of Garage’s program with Beat Film Festival.

REGISTRATION

Date
Thursday, June 7
Time
20:30–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Special screening: Grey Gardens

One of the most significant American documentary films which has inspired filmmakers, theater directors, and fashion designers for more than forty years.

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Date
Thursday, June 7
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Special screening: That Summer

One of the most unexpected films of the last Berlinale about the inhabitants of the abandoned manor Gray Gardens in East Hampton and New York Bohemia, mounted from documentary shootings of photographer Peter Beard, cinematographer Jonas Mekas, and artist Andy Warhol.

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Date
Friday, June 8
Time
21:00–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

The Price of Everything

The Sotheby's auctioneer taking six-figure bids, Woody Allen missing his place in the first row, Koons and Basquiat works under the hammer—the film’s director, Oscar nominee Nathaniel Kahn invites viewers to a fascinating journey through the contemporary art market, where everything has a price and this price is usually high.

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Date
Saturday, June 9
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Faces Places

The film-journey, in which the seminal figure of the French "new wave" Agnes Varda and the modern street artist JR roam through provincial France with a joint art project.

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Date
Monday, June 11
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema