Lifeline: Clyfford Still

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Showings

Hammer Theatre SJ Sun, Mar 15 12:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime:77
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Genre:Documentary
Language:English
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dennis Scholl
Producer:Marlon Johnson
Konstantia Kontaxis
Dennis Scholl
Music:Shelton G Berg
Jake Hartmann
Cinematographer:Ed Talavera
Editor:Konstantia Kontaxis

Description

Fiercely independent, idiosyncratic and iconic. A portrait of painter Clyfford Still, one of the most influential and yet least known American Abstract Expressionists.

Clyfford Still’s striking compositions and idiosyncratic personality made him one of the preeminent figures and a master of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Through interviews and previously unreleased recordings, Still’s artistic philosophy and his relationships with contemporaries Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock are revealed. After his death, the legacy of the enigmatic artist faces further uncertainty, as museums vie to be the permanent home of the Still collection–if they can meet the strict demands of his will.

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