During the second GARAGE ART BOOK FAIR, taking place on May 20 and 21, Garage will screen a program of films on the authors and personalities featured in Garage’s publishing program and its joint publishing program with Ad Marginem Press.
Films on Susan Sontag and John Berger and a three-day David Bowie retrospective will be screened at the open-air cinema on Garage Square in the lead-up to the book fair weekend.
Regarding Susan Sontag (2014) by Nancy Kates is a documentary about one of the most influential American intellectuals of the twentieth century, based on interviews with her friends and colleagues. Apart from Sontag herself, the film features appearances by Andy Warhol, choreographer and actress Lucinda Childs, director Agnès Varda, and Sontag’s partner during the last fifteen years of her life, photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The four-part documentary The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) is devoted to the personality and ideas of critic, novelist, painter, and poet John Berger (1926-2017), the celebrated author of Ways of Seeing and Bento's Sketchbook. One of the four parts is directed by Tilda Swinton, Berger’s close friend, who visits him at his house in Burgundy.
A three-day retrospective of films with or about David Bowie, screened prior to the launch of the Russian translation of On Bowie by British philosopher Simon Critchley, will feature the 1976 science fiction drama The Man Who Fell to Earth by Nicolas Roeg, the 1980s cult classic Labyrinth directed by the author of The Muppet Show and Sesame Street Jim Henson, and Francis Whately’s documentary David Bowie: Five Years, focused on the most important years in Bowie’s career.