Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. In his decade-long project “Beneath the Roses” he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles.

Filmed over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the moment of creation of his images. It also reveals the life-story behind the work—through frank reflections on his life and career, including the formative influences of his psychologist father and his childhood fascination with the work of Diane Arbus. Childhood fears and ideals, adult anxieties and desires, the influences of pop-culture all combine to form who we are, and for Crewdson, motivate his work.

“A beautiful and contemplative look at Crewdson’s process— The Paris Review

“With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro … smoothly communicates the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot.”— The New York Times

Runtime: 78 min. Watch trailer here.

Cost: $7 Members, Students w/ ID, $10 general admission.

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