Screening: “Black Narcissus,” a film selected and introduced by artist Naomi Fisher
Thursday, 05/08/2014 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: Free with museum admission
Artist Naomi Fisher whose photograph in the permanent collection is on view in â€œAMERICANA: Desiring Landscapeâ€ speaks briefly about the role of the natural world in her imagery and introduces â€œBlack Narcissusâ€ (1947), a film of her choice which reflects similar ideas in the exhibition.
â€œBlack Narcissusâ€ (1947)
United Kingdom. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 101 minutes
This academy award winning Powell and Pressburger classic is set in a community of nuns struggling to establish a convent high in the Himalayas. Their spiritual aims are hampered by the arrival of a beautiful native girl and a young general, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. Winner of two Oscars for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
The â€œDesiring Landscapeâ€ gallery considers how representations of the landscape have been a means to explore human desires-from the sensual and sexual to the materialistic-to alternate interpretations of history. In correlation to the film, a brief, free public tour of â€œDesiring Landscapeâ€ and â€œEdouard Duval-CarriÃ©: Imagined Landscapesâ€ will also be offered at 6:30pm.
Free with museum admission. Seating begins at 6:30pm. Introduction and film screening begins at 7pm.
Self-parking on-site as available ($2/hour) / Metromover: Museum Park station / pamm.org/parking
Photo: Still from â€œBlack Narcissusâ€ (1947)