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It’s been a long decade plus wait since Christopher Dillon Quinn‘s Sundance Grand Jury Prize/Audience Award winning God Grew Tired of Us (2006) disarmed auds, and with the 45th future Us president unable to root climate change with overwhelming consensus scientific claims, Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2009 memoir to film treatment couldn’t come at a more critical time.
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- Eric Lavallee
Molly Bernstein’s “An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell” examines the life and career of photographer Rosamond Purcell, bringing light to a major presence long unrecognized by the art world. A collector of objects that’s curious about human beings’ obsessive need to collect, Purcell is not an easily classifiable artist, but she’s someone who uses material objects as a medium to understand the collective human psyche. The daughter of an eminent Harvard University historian, she grew up in an academic environment where the written word was sacred, but eventually gravitated towards images both emotionally and intellectually challenging. Some of the images in her work include an old, discarded book transformed by the steady work of hungry termites, and a meticulously arranged box of human molars collected by Peter the Great. The documentary features interviews with not only Purcell, but admirers such as author Jonathan Safran Foer, »
- Vikram Murthi
2 items from 2016
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