Voice Choices

Edvard Munch


Dir. Peter Watkins (1973).
Densely edited and largely achronological, Peter Watkin’s epic portrait of the artist is an essay with actors that has the form and tropes of a doc: direct address, contrapuntal voice-over, casual framing, verite zooms. Typically, Watkins is less interested in Munch’s subject matter than the conditions of his existence—it was after this hypnotic, frantic bio-pic that Watkins moved from movies that represented a social scenario to movies that sought to construct one.

Wed., July 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 1, 5 p.m., 2010

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