Art Works: Films About Art and Artists - Fall 2015

Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum and The Centenary Film Society at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA.

Note: Friends of the Meadows Musuem and Members of the Centenary College of Louisiana Community are admitted free – Tickets courtesy of the Centenary Film Society.

Art Works The Great Museum Robinson Film Center Centenary Film Society Friends of the Algur Meadows Museum of Art

Thursday, October 22, 7:30 pm: "The Great Museum"

The documentary THE GREAT MUSEUM is a curious, witty and humorous peek behind the scenes at a world-famous cultural institution. Director Johannes Holzhausen and his team spent more than two years gathering material at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Shot in the attentive style of direct cinema – with no off-screen commentary, no interviews and no background music – the film observes the various processes involved in creating a perfect setting for art. From the managing director to the cleaning services team, from the carriers to the art historians, the staff members at the museum are all interdependent cogs in the same machine.

Art Works: All Quiet on the Western Front

Thursday, November 5, 7:30 pm:
"All Quiet on the Western Front"

In coordination with the opening of the Meadows new exhibition, “Sketches from the Trenches: Jean Despujols in World War I,” we’re screening the seminal WWI classic All Quiet on the Western Front. Drama, 1930, 136 min., NR.

Art Works: Monk with a Camera

Thursday, November 12, 7:30 pm: 
"Monk with a Camera"

Nicholas Vreeland, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, walked away from a life of privilege and a career in fashion photography to become a monk. He later returned to the family business of photography to help rebuild his monastery. Documentary, 90 min., NR.