Sundays are days to take rest from the business of the week. People do this in various ways and the Speed Museum wants you to spend some time resting and watching a collection of documentaries, avant-garde, and classic movies.
In conjunction with the exhibit Willie Doherty:Traces the Speed Museum is presenting the film series Cinematic Remembrance: Memory and the Movies co-curated by artist Willie Doherty and Ryan Daly, the Executive Director of the Louisville Film Society. Each of these movies deals with the nature of memory. Amnesia, lost history, multiple histories, and false memories are a few of the themes explored throughout the series. The series begins Oct. 16th and runs until Dec. 4th.
Movies are from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and are included with museum admission. For mature audiences only.
Night and Fog
Synopsis- “Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man's violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again.”- amazon.com
Synopsis- “An hour-long documentary by Alan Berliner in which the film maker confronts his crusty, isolated old father, seeks his family history and links past to present and future and man to mankind with humor and poignancy.” – Lawrence Van Gelder, NY Times
photo: Nobody's Business by Alan Berliner