October 25, 2020

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT, held over

Showing: May 8 through May 21, continuously
Title: BEYOND THE VISIBLE: Hilma af Klint
Year: 2019
Country: German
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Art history is being rewritten. Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting but which are startlingly similar to the work of the abstract artists who would shortly follow. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. Germany, 2019, 93 minutes.

This film will stream continuously from Friday, May 8 through Thursday, May 21. ALL tickets are $12 (no member discounts). Tickets are good for viewing the film for 5 days after the purchase. From the “virtual box office” you will register and enter a credit card. After you submit your order you will receive a receipt AND a link to the film in one email. DO NOT LOSE this email, as this link will allow you to see the film. If you do not see the email please check your spam folder. If you do not receive the email, your order probably did not process correctly. Please write to film@rivertownfilm.org if you have a problem.

TICKETS HERE: www.kinonow.com/hilma-af-klint-rivertownhttps:/-film-society

Community Partners: Rockland Center for the Arts and the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center

“CRITIC’S PICK. Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long.  It refreshes the eyes and the mind.” – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“One of the best films I’ve seen about fine art. It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject’s work to consume us.”- MattFagerholm, ROGEREBERT.com

“Gorgeous…goes far deeper than the surface…making an airtight case for af Klint’s ascension to an elevated place in art history.” – Shana Nys Dambrot, LA WEEKLY

“An illuminating articulation of the era’s social and cultural complexities.  It’s more than worth a look — not only for its careful illumination of the artist’s biography, plus an abundant representation of her luminous paintings, but for the way in which it exposes the obstacles af Klint and her legacy faced” – Christopher Knight, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“The film fascinates as an excavation of lost history as well as a study of the values and biases that shape the artistic canon.  Dyrschka’s delivers an engaging master class of art theory and history. Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint provides a unique opportunity to stroll the galleries as the artist gets her posthumous spotlight.” – Pat Mullen, POVMagazine.com

MOVIE OF THE WEEK.  “Dryschka’s fascinating documentary is an illuminating introduction to a major artist all but erased from modern art history.“
– Jennifer Merin, ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS