Peter Josyph is an author, actor, director, and filmmaker whose films include Liberty Street: Alive At Ground Zero and Acting Cormac McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thorton’s All The Pretty Horses. He is also currently shooting Shakespeare In New York: The Sonnets and has recently completed a film about the early work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. His books include Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy, What One Man Said To Another: Talks With Richard Seltzer, and The Wounded River, which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. He also excels in literary and film criticism.
0108. ARTISTS ON FILM Part II
ARTISTS ON FILM Part II
How to portray the life and work of a visual artist on screen has always been an exacting and elusive challenge for filmmakers. As a painter, writer, and award-winning filmmaker, Peter Josyph will lead an exploration into the most interesting films that have attempted this difficult task. Combining lesser-known works with award-winning classics, Part II of this two-part course features Picasso at work in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Mystery Of Picasso; David Hockney in Bruno Wollheim’s A Bigger Picture; painter-filmmaker Julian Schnabel’s tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat called Basquiat; Peter Webber’s adaptation of Tracy Chevalier’s bestselling novel about Vermeer, Girl With A Pearl Earring; Michel Bouquet in Gilles Bourdos’ exquisite Renoir, about the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir and also about his son, the filmmaker Jean Renoir; and Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait, an adaptation of James Lord’s A Giacometti Portrait.