Death & Infinite Light: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Nov 5, 2017, 1:30pm
Whiteman Hall Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Contains graphic images of death  RSVP required Free for Museum Members, included with general admission Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching originating in the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas. This enlightening film explores the sacred test and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art, will provide an introduction before the screening and a tour of the exhibition Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet after the film.   Image: Flames burning in yak ... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: Waste Land

Nov 11, 2017, 2pm Nov 12, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall 2010, 100 minutes Directed by Lucy Walker Portuguese and English with subtitles Color Free and open to the public Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows the creative process of Vik Muniz, one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, as he embarks on a project that takes him to the world’s largest landfill located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he sets out to photograph an eclectic band of catadores (garbage pickers). A profoundly marginalized population, they resort to picking recyclable materials from garbage discarded by those in Brazil more fortunate than themselves. Yet they display remarkably good spirits and camaraderie in the face of adversity, forming friendships and declaring the cr... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: Le Corsaire

Nov 19, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Not a live performance at the Museum $15 for Members and Students w/ID $18 for Non-Members ​Not included with general admission Live from Moscow, the Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to global audiences in cinemas. Featuring some of the ballet world's greatest names, Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema has been shot especially for the big screen, providing viewers with a unique opportunity to experience the Bolshoi Ballet About Le Corsaire Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem's bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked b... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: High-Rise

Dec 17, 2017, 2pm
Um Lugar ao Sol • Gabriel Mascaro • 2009 Unrated • 1h 6min • Portuguese with English subtitles What does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-stricken Brazil? Weaving resident interviews with views from above, High-Rise (Um lugar ao sol) is a hypnotic and illuminating examination on height, status, and power. This documentary critiques Brazil’s upper classes through conversations with the inhabitants of penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Recife. These residents open their homes to reveal their thoughts on social inequality, politics, and the world that surrounds them, as well as their desires, fears, insecurities, and prejudices. Through interviews as well as a poe... (View more)

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