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i Giovedì del Design n.204

Brief Encounters: Gregory Crewdson

a film by Ben Shapiro

ingresso gratuito per gli associati · free entrance for members

In collaboration with Biografilm Collection, DesignLibrary is pleased to announce the private screening of Brief Encounters, a film by Gregory Crewdson who is best known for elaborately staged scenes of American homes and neighborhoods. The acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public: they begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life on streets and soundstages in the hills towns of Western Massachusetts. In his decade-long project “Beneath the Roses” he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles. Filmed over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the moment of creation of his images. It also reveals the life-story behind the work—through frank reflections on his life and career, including the formative influences of his psychologist father and his childhood fascination with the work of Diane Arbus. Childhood fears and ideals, adult anxieties and desires, the influences of pop-culture all combine to form who buy cialis we are, and for Crewdson, motivate his work. There is no specific backstory, no before-and-after to Gregory Crewdson’s images, simply the moment that lends itself to mystery and intrigue. Hundreds of movie lights combine with the setting sun in a perfect moment of illumination. 
Thursday, November 14, 2013 
h 9.15 pm
Free Entrance for DesignLibrary's members
Brief Encounters: Gregory Crewdson a film by Ben Shapiro
(USA/2012/78')