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Film Programs
Avant-Garde to Underground: Outliers and Film, Part 2
Coming to Terms

April 28 at 4:45
East Building Auditorium

Jon Jost, like his friend James Benning, has been a force in American vanguard cinema since the 1970s. Self-taught and regularly directing, producing, photographing, and editing his own work, Jost has created unpredictable and often candid chronicles dealing with a range of human concerns. In Coming to Terms, Jost casts James Benning as the head of a household who requests his family’s assistance in an effort to commit suicide. The stark and poetically minimalist narrative slowly unravels the family's responses, as they try to process his request. (Jon Jost, 2013, 89 minutes)

courtesy Jon Jost

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The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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