Labor Goes to the Movies-Seraphine

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Friday, December 13, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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Seraphine.jpgSéraphine (France/Belgium, Provost, 2008)
A poignant and visually intriguing exploration of the mysteries of art-making, the film is based on the true story of outsider artist Séraphine Louis, aka Séraphine de Senlis (l864-1942), who began to paint at age 41, while working as a housecleaner and laundress. Disdained by her employers and living in a rented room, Séraphine spent her free time assembling her palette from animal blood, herbs, wildflowers and grasses, and painting by candlelight. When a prominent German art critic saw her work, he recognized and supported her genius. The narrative continues with unexpected twists and turns. In the words of the director, “She was a free woman above all.” The film won four French Academy awards (Césars), including Best Film of 2008.


Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Work." Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2013-14 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

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New York

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