"The Seasons in Quincy" Film Screening with Tilda Swinton
April 19, 2016
General $35, Student $25, CMP Member $30
Join Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) and the University of Pittsburgh in welcoming Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning actress, director, and performance artist Tilda Swinton for the first North American screening of The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, a thoughtful look at the writer, critic, and thinker.
The Seasons in Quincy is a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. In 1973 Berger abandoned the metropolis to live in the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. He realized that subsistence peasant farming, which had sustained humanity for millennia, was drawing to an historical close. He determined to spend the rest of his life bearing witness to this vanishing existence, not least by participating in it. Berger's trilogy Into their Labours chronicles the peasant life of this Alpine village and its surrounding countryside. The Seasons in Quincy places Berger in the rhythm of the seasons in his village.
The film is the result of an eight-year project by Tilda Swinton and Colin MacCabe, Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh, with the Derek Jarman Lab (Birkbeck, University of London). After the initial shoot, the project recruited artist Christopher Roth who edited the first three films and directed the second. The University of Pittsburgh has worked closely with the Pannonia Foundation and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to fund the film.
Swinton will introduce the film, of which she is executive producer, and director of one of its "seasons." Swinton's recent acting roles span major and independent films, including Grand Budapest Hotel, The Chronicles of Narnia series, and Moonrise Kingdom. With Joanna Scanlan, she developed The Maybe, a performance work staged at The Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo Barracco, Rome; and MoMA, New York.
MacCabe produced all four films with The Derek Jarman Lab in London. He also directed the first season Ways of Listening and co-directed with Bartek Dziadosz of the Derek Jarman Lab A Song for Politics. Dziadosz, cinematographer on the last three of the seasons and editor of Swinton's Harvest, will also be present at the screening.
Students must present a valid ID.
Tickets for this program are non-refundable.
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