I recently received an invitation from UniFrance and The Rubin Museum of Art to introduce a special screening of Michael Haneke’s Caché tomorrow, Friday, June 22nd at 9:30pm. The screening is free (there is a $7 drink minimum) and is held at the museum, located at 150 West 17th Street (near 7th Ave), in Manhattan. I am honored to be asked and hope you will join me for the film.
Interestingly, the film is being shown as part of the museum’s The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama exhibition; Artist (and fellow Michigander) Ken Aptekar, whose painting I Saw the Figure Five in Gold is included in the exhibition, chose the film for the museum’s ‘Artists’ Choice’ film series because of his interest in the “distorting effects of geopolitical events on the lives of individuals years later.” (Sounds perfectly sensible to me.) Ken will be on hand to offer his thoughts on the film, and I am putting my notes together as well; I plan on honoring the director’s refusal to offer interpretation of his films and instead, I’ll try to contextualize the film in terms of Haneke’s works and offer some thoughts about how Caché might fit into the themes of the exhibition (or challenge them). We plan on talking about 10-15 minutes, and then its on with the show. If you haven’t seen the movie, I hope you’ll try to drop by and say hello. The details:
Note: the ‘well-read blog’ bit was the museum’s, not mine. *Grin*