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Film Screening: Boom for Real / White Walls Say Nothing – November 15 at 7:15 p.m.

Thu. Nov 15 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

- Admission is free

Railroad Square Cinema
November 15, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.
Admission is free!

A double feature of recent documentaries about contemporary art, street graffiti, and the connections between them, screened in conjunction with Colby’s Art Department course AR474, Graffiti, Past and Present. Professor of Art Véronique Plesch will give a brief introduction.

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat takes us into the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and its tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and ’80s shaped his vision. Unrated. 78 min. White Walls Say Nothing takes us to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where artists have taken to the streets to express themselves through art—graffiti if you will—though what we see in the film is stunning as art as well as politics. In a way, the walls have become the city’s voice. In Spanish with English subtitles. Unrated. 70 min.

These films are shown with support from the Colby College Department of Art, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Latin American Studies Program.

Contact: Deb Thurston, deborah.thurston@colby.edu, 207-859-5630

Details

Date:
Thu. Nov 15
Time:
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Admission is free
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Website:
https://www.colby.edu/artdept/2018/10/30/film-screening-boom-for-real-white-walls-say-nothing/

Organizers

Colby College Art Department
Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities
Colby College Latin American Studies Program

Other

Contact Name
Deb Thurston
Contact Email
dbthurst@colby.edu

Venue

Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Website:
www.miff.org