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

April 14 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

Winner of several César Awards — including best actress and best film in the year of its release — Séraphine focuses on the true story of Séraphine Louis, a middle-aged domestic living in the nineteenth century, whose deep love of and connection to the French countryside motivated her colorful paintings of flora and fauna (two examples of which are part of the Outliers exhibition). Exquisitely shot pastoral scenes (from which the title character draws inspiration as well as source material for her paint colors) heighten the parallels between nature and the artist’s oeuvre. As her paintings garner admiration, Séraphine’s mental decline and eventual institutionalization lead to the cessation of her art until she is reunited with her beloved nature. (Martin Provost, 2008, 35mm, subtitles, 125 minutes)

courtesy Music Box Films

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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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