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DOCUMENTARY ABOUT YOUSUF KARSH TO SCREEN AT NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY ON FEB 21

February 17, 2010

At the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch
Sundays in February

On Sundays at 2:00 PM, the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library will present films on literature, sculpture, photography, painting, and dance. Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun (Feb. 7), directed by Sam Pollard, profiles the writer who was one of the most important and controversial figures of the Harlem Renaissance. In Anthony Caro: Sculpture as Religion (Feb. 14), director Alain Fleischer follows the renowned British sculptor as he creates a monumental installation for a French gothic church. On February 21, two celebrated Canadian artists are featured: Karsh Is History, directed by Joseph Hillel, traces the career of Armenian-born photographer Yousof Karsh, whose portraits of 20th-century celebrities are known worldwide, and Colville, directed by Andreas Schultz, offers an intimate portrait of painter Alex Colville, Canada’s most famous living artist. Two dance films wrap up the month-long series on February 28: In Nora, Zimbabwean dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire creates a vibrant narrative poem of music, movement, and images, directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton; and in Light, No Light, director Ludovica Riccardi follows the creative process of choreographer Pierre Droulers as he develops a new work.

INFO ABOUT THE FILM:

http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/thecinefiles/archive/2009/03/27/fifa-karsh-is-history-one-half-of-a-great-double-bill.aspx

CLIP OF FILM ON YOUTUBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYxgxoKIL3g

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One Comment
  1. Arevik permalink

    Thank you for sharing the news about this event, I would not have found out about it otherwise. Being an amateur photographer, I draw inspiration from Mr. Karsh’s work…he was after all the greatest portrait photographer of our time. How fortunate we are that he was an Armenian.

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