1:00 - 3:30 pm Thursdays, October 17 - December 12*

* No class on November 7, 14, or 28, due to Museum closure dates.
6 Sessions
Lecturer: Peter Josyph
Fee: $120.00
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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.

About the Lecturer

Peter Josyph

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.