Artists in the Movies: “Pollock” at the Guilford Free Library
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October 3, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for three films depicting the creative process of a great artist. Maureen Belden, Executive Director of the Guilford Art Center, will give a short introduction to each film at 6:45 pm.
Pollock 2000 (122 mins.) R
In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called “an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew.” As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral. Ed Harris directed the film and was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Jackson Pollock.
Cosponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Guilford Art Center. Free and open to all.