Films on artists

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“BIG Eyes” tells the story of Margaret Keane and her husband, Walter, who was hurled into international fame while taking credit for his wife’s works.

In line with the celebration of National Arts Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) presents a selection of films on several artists’ lives and their corresponding works.

The secret behind the universality and timelessness of Norwegian painter and symbolist Edvard Munch’s creations was the subject of the film, Let the Scream be Heard

The secret behind the universality and timelessness of Norwegian painter and symbolist Edvard Munch’s creations is the subject of the film, Let the Scream be Heard, which was shown on 8 and 9 February. The documentary is an attempt to understand that obtaining 15 minutes of fame — or even 15 seconds — is deeply sought after.

Five short films, Glimpses of Edvard Munch’s Life, 1863-1944, Faces, A Self Portrait and Post Mortem are slated for 15 and 16 February. These are brief clips about the revered expressionist’s prolific career which spanned over 62 years and produced more than 40,000 astounding works of art.

A SCENE from the Edvard Munch short film.

Learn about the phenomenal success of Margaret Keane’s painting in Big Eyes on 22 and 23 February. The story also narrates her association with her husband, Walter Keane, one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and the early 1960s, who was hurled to international fame while taking credit for his wife’s pieces.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Showing dates are on Fridays and Saturdays, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at The Loop, DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Campus. For inquiries and reservation, call 230-5100 local 3897 or e-mail at mcad@benilde.edu.ph. MCAD is located at the School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus of DLS-CSB, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila.

“LET the Scream be Heard” is a documentary that attempts to understand the concept of “15 minutes of fame.”

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