The Revolt of The Artist Against the Real: Michelangelo Antonioni

Recommended
Multiple dates through June 29
The Beacon Columbia City (Seattle)
This is an in-person event
$12.50
Don’t miss out!
Set a reminder and we’ll make sure you're in the loop.
|
Like

The following description comes from the event organizer.

Together with Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa, Michelangelo Antonioni (1912 – 2007) is credited with defining the modern art film. And yet Antonioni’s cinema is also recognized today for defying any easy categorization, with his films ultimately seeming to belong to their own distinctive genre. Indeed, the difficulty of precisely describing their category is itself the very quintessence of Antonioni’s films. Among the most-cited contributions of Antonioni’s cinema are their striking descriptions of that unique strain of post-boom ennui everywhere apparent in the transformed life and leisure habits of the Italian middle and upper classes. Detecting profound technological, political and psychological shifts at work in post-WWII Italy, Antonioni set out to explore the ambiguities of a suddenly alienated and dislocated Italy, not simply through his oblique style of narrative and characters, nor through any overt political messaging, but instead by tearing asunder the traditional boundaries of cinematic narrative in order to explore an ever shifting internal landscape expressed through architecture, urban space and the sculptural, shaping presence of objects, shapes and emotions invented by camera movement and depth of focus.

Tremendously influential yet largely taken for granted, Antonioni made difficult, abstract cinema mainstream. Embracing an anarchic geometry, Antonioni turned the architecture of narrative filmmaking inside-out in the most eloquent way possible, with many of his iconic scenes eternally preserved in the depths of the cinema’s psyche. Observing modern maladies without judgment – sexism, dissolution of family and tradition, ecological/technological quandaries and the eternal questions of our place in the cosmos – Antonioni’s prescience continues to resonate deeply as we find our way in the quickly moving fog.

Event Location

The Beacon

4405 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118 Venue website

Upcoming Event Times

More Like This

Film Film Screening

Report This

Please use this form to let us know about anything that violates our Terms of Use or is otherwise no good.
Thanks for helping us keep EverOut a nice place.

Please include links to specific policy violations if relevant.

optional
Say something about this item. If you add it to multiple lists, the note will be added to all lists. You can always change it later!

Gotta catch 'em all?
Click below to be reminded about every instance of this event. (You can turn this off anytime of course.)
Remind Me