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Dare Greatly Film Screenings

17 December 2016 – 5 February 2017


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Cadillac present Dare Greatly, a series of film screenings dedicated to the influential people, significant events and phenomena of American culture.

The series is part of Garage Screen, the Museum’s initiative to show outstanding feature films, documentaries and experimental motion pictures. The series covers a wide range of genres—documentaries and experimental films co-authored or made in collaboration with famous artists, independent film making and motion pictures that explore the notion of the American dream and depict daily life in the US which is unimaginable without cars.

Cadillac is often called the most American of cars and is the most referenced car brand throughout American culture, its music, cinema and art. The name is everywhere. The car itself has become a highly-cited art object after the creation of the famous Cadillac Ranch, which in a way, is a Cadillac memorial. The Cadillac brand is back in the spotlight with its new philosophy that encompasses its legendary spirit. ‘Dare Greatly: for those who drive the world forward’

The screening series in Garage Auditorium is organized in four thematic segments. Each segment offers outstanding films about key events and figures of American culture. ‘The New York Art Scene’ is the theme of the first segment. Its programming includes films about Jackson Pollock and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the hero of the city's streets. As part of ‘Cult Films’, the second segment of the series, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Reservoir Dogs will be shown. ‘Musicals’, the series’ third segment, will screen two films about the brave, the desperate and the romantic—Some Like It Hot and New York, New York. The final segment, 'New Hollywood', is a showcase of motion pictures made between 1960 and the end of the 1980s, when major film studios were interested in working with auteurs, screening Annie Hall and American Graffiti.


February 4–5

New Hollywood

New Hollywood is a period in American film history that between 1960 and the end of the 1980s when major film studios explored the possibilities of working with independent auteurs.


Saturday, February 4, 19:00–21:00  Garage Auditorium

American Graffiti

Dir. George Lucas, 113 minutes, USA, 1973


Sunday, December 29, 19:00–21:00 Garage Auditorium

Annie Hall

Dir. Woody Allen, 93 minutes, USA, 1977



December 17–18

The New York Art Scene

Comprising films about two of this scene's heroes: painter Jackson Pollock and the street art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat.


Saturday, December 17, 19:00–21:00  Garage Auditorium

Downtown 81

Dir. Edo Bertoglio. 72 minutes, USA, 1981


Sunday, December 18, 19:00–21:00 Garage Auditorium

Jackson Pollock

Dir. Kim Evans . 52 minutes, UK, 1987


January 14–15

Cult films

‘Cult Films’ originate in America; the term is closely associated with the phenomena of grindhouse movie theaters and drive-ins of the 1950s and 1960s (yet another junction of film and automotive cultures in the US). These formats favored low-budget independent pictures that later, and for various reasons, became important for certain communities and youth subcultures. The movement lived on into the 1980s and 1990s due to the advent of VHS—pirate copies and video parlors where straight-to-video and limited release films were shown. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Reservoir Dogs, although two very different movies, fit in the cult film category.


Saturday, January 14, 19:00–21:00  Garage Auditorium

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Dir. Terry Gilliam. 119 minutes, USA, 1998


Sunday, December 15, 19:00–21:00 Garage Auditorium

Reservoir Dogs

Dir. Quentin Tarantino. 100 minutes, USA, 1992


January 28–29


Musicals are a signature genre of American pop culture that moved from the theater to the movie industry. Despite a common tendency to attribute it to low culture, numerous independent film makers have tried to interpret the genre, and the recent Venice Film Festival opened with a musical. It's key for a musical to be entertaining, simple, and accessible. The genre requires a narrative multiplicity and most importantly it combines music, dancing and dramatic acting in one piece of art. This segment offers two outstanding films dedicated to the brave, the desperate and the romantic.


Saturday, January 28, 19:00–21:00  Garage Auditorium

Some Like It Hot

Dir. Billy Wilder, 122 minutes, USA, 1959


Sunday, December 29, 19:00–22:00 Garage Auditorium

New York, New York

Dir. Martin Scorsese, 163 minutes, USA, 1977



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