“With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot.”
— Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“A refreshingly frank look at the artistic process, as comprehensive
and lovingly realized as the work it pays tribute to.”
— Filmmaker Magazine
“For those unfamiliar with Crewdson's oeuvre, the docu serves as a delicious eye-opener, while for fans it furnishes an unprecedented look at his long-secret methods, utilizing crews and budgets suitable for independent features, by which his eerily frozen moments of Americana come into being.”
“A finely sketched portrait of the artist’s unlikely pursuit
of perfection.” — The Village Voice
“A sprawling look at a ten-year process that shows some of his most brilliant photographs—from the inception of an idea, to the building of a moment, and the final stunning result as Crewdson reflects on his life and work, his fears and desires, and the things that tickle his creative fancy.” — Black Book Magazine
An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life—moviescapes crystallized into a single frame. While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape—including his inimitable Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo album art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process—and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.
Film Forum will re-open this afternoon, Saturday November 3.
The first show will be 4:30pm and full schedule will resume Sunday.
Director BEN SHAPIRO in person
Monday November 5 at 8pm show
209 West Houston St, W of 6th Ave, NEW YORK
BUY TICKETS: www.filmforum.org
Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00, 10:00
GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
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