THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO
SATURDAY, MARCH 27 at NOON
MONDAY, MARCH 29 at 7 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 1 at 9 PM
1956 Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Pablo Picasso. In French with English subtitles. 78 m.
"Pablo Picasso conspired with filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot (The Wages of Fear) to create this 1956 pseudodocumentary on the genius at work; through the miracle of time-lapse photography, we see the master knocking out a dozen major works over what purports to be the course of a single day. The film begins in the standard format, and then expands to CinemaScope when Picasso whimsically demands more room. With music by Georges Auric; photographed by Claude Renoir." (Dave Kehr)