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The Ryder Film Series Presents
Gauguin from the National Gallery, London
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 7:00PM
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Purchasing an All Day Pass will admit you to this screening as well as two screenings of Oscar Shorts earlier in the day. Schedule and All Day Pass Available HERE.
This brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin is narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette,) and is followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition, Gauguin Portraits, while it is currently on display in London.
Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands, and the UK, the film explores Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists, and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.
The private view of this first-ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits was filmed exclusively for cinemas in high definition with stunning close-ups. Hosted by art historian and broadcaster Kate Bryan who will welcome the cinema audience, the engaging and insightful guided tour is led by the exhibition co-curator Christopher Riopelle, with illuminating commentary from expert contributors including painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, and artist and writer Billy Childish.
Animated Shorts: 2pm
Live Action Shorts: 4:15pm
Gauguin, from the National Gallery, London: 7pm
Doors open at 6:30pm for this general admission event. There are no advance ticket prices for this film. The estimated length of the event 90 minutes.