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Intimate Talks With Artists, Directors

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The screens are dark, the doors are closed and there’s no popcorn for now at The Moviehouse in Millerton, N.Y., but owner and co-founder Carol Sadlon has been working hard to provide entertainment to her community, with “streaming” presentations of films, opera and more.

Now there are also intimate “Art Talks” hosted online by curator/consultant/studio artist Tony Carretta.

In the first episode, on May 19, Carretta spoke with director Halina Dryshka after a screening of her film, “Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint.”

In the second, on May 26, Carretta and artist/teacher Alexander Shundi discussed the film “Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait,” about the painter considered one of the greatest portraitists (albeit an unconventional one) of the 20th century.

Coming up on Tuesday, June 2, at 1 p.m. Carretta and Phil Grabsky will talk about  his film, “Leonardo: The Works,” about not just the genius of Da Vinci, but (especially) his art. 

Participants are asked to stream the film first (the cost is $12; a portion of the proceeds go to the theater if you link from The Moviehouse website).

The following Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m., Carretta will talk to Canadian documentary filmmaker Don Millar about his film“Botero,” about the Colombian artist famed for his voluptuous portraits. Viewers meet Fernando Botero and take a tour of his studio. Particularly fascinating is the tour his children get of 50-year-old sketches by their father, found in a storage facility. Along the way there are family photos, colorful characters and a smattering of Pablo Picasso. Again, viewers are asked to stream the film beforehand. 

For the links and more information, go to www.themoviehouse.net and click on the poster on the home page for the film/talk you’d like to see.

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