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.