The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 17, 2014


MoMA Presents Michael Almereyda's Feature Film Paradise in a Weeklong Engagement
From Paradise. 2009. USA. Directed by Michael Almereyda. 82 min.

NEW YORK, NY.- Michael Almereyda’s most recent feature film, Paradise (2009), is presented at The Museum of Modern Art in a weeklong engagement in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 from September 24 through 30, 2009. It is organized by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

Paradise is a beautiful, audacious sketchbook, a collection of fragmentary episodes that Almereyda captured during 10 years of travels through roughly two dozen cities in nine different countries, including Iran, Cuba, South Korea, and the United States. In gathering intimate moments with friends and strangers, Almereyda has noted that, over time, Paradise became “less a self-portrait and more of a panoramic group portrait of children and their adult counterparts—a description of the world we inherit, fumble around in, and grow into.”

Themes of innocence and experience, searching and finding, recur throughout the film, and they are linked, the director writes, by “the idea that life is made up of brief paradisiacal moments—moments routinely taken for granted, and always slipping away.” Like many of Almereyda’s previous films, whether fiction or documentary, Paradise combines quiet observation, narrative complexity, a fascination with the mystery and humor of everyday life, and an appreciation of the sensuous, material world.

Almereyda (American, b. 1960) has written and directed seven feature-length fiction films, including Twister (1989), the vampire movie Nadja (1994), and a contemporary retelling of Hamlet (2000) starring Ethan Hawke, Bill Murray, and Julia Stiles. His second feature film, Another Girl Another Planet (1992), was presented in New Directors/New Films, the annual festival organized jointly by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. His documentaries include This So-Called Disaster (2004), which follows Sam Shepard directing a production of one of his plays, and William Eggleston in the Real World (2005), which was shown in MoMA’s Premieres exhibition.

Almereyda has written screenplays for Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Tim Burton, and Joe Dante, and his critical writing has appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Film Comment, and The Believer. In 2008 his anthology Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His current film project is a biopic about the experimental psychologist Stanley Milgram, and he is editing a book of William Eggleston photographs for Twin Palms Press, to be published this winter.

Almereyda introduces the opening night screening of Paradise on September 24.

Museum of Modern Art | Ethan Hawke | Bill Murray | Julia Stiles | Iran | Cuba | South Korea | United States |


Today's News

August 18, 2009

Matisse as Printmaker will Shed New Light on One of the Greatest Artists of the 20th Century

Christie's to Sell Four Centuries of Swiss Art History - From Johann Heinrich Füssli to Hans Erni

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Names New Director Don Bacigalupi to Lead Museum

Interpol Creates Online Access to Global Stolen Works of Art Database to Reduce Illicit Trade

MoMA Presents Michael Almereyda's Feature Film Paradise in a Weeklong Engagement

The San Diego Museum of Art Begins Search for Executive Director

'Early TV Memories' Stamps Commemorate Golden Age of Television

Roses in Full Bloom at Bonhams & Butterfields - Bischoff Masterpiece Sets New World Record

PAFA Presents Pop Culture Icon Malcolm McLaren's Shallow 1-21

A Celebration of South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art at Christie's in September

Monte Alban Archaeological Site Gets Greener

Yaacov Dorchin's Iron Folds and Line Gestures on View at Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Robert Heindel Commemorative Exhibition to Open at Halcyon Gallery in October

"Portraiture Now: Communities" Opens at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Nov. 6

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Announces Exhibition Celebrating Brazil's Creative Vitality

UMass Amherst and Hancock Shaker Village Create New Graduate Degree in Historic Preservation and Design

IAA is Embarking on a First of its Kind Campaign to Register Antiquities Collections Held by the Public in Israel

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years

Related Stories



Moscow Museum of Modern Art opens exhibition of works of art from its collection

SFMOMA announces 2012 SECA Art Award winners

Moscow Museum of Modern Art opens Aidan Salakhova's largest-ever exhibition

First-ever retrospective of Richard Serra's drawings on view at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Lunch Break by Sharon Lockhart

Irish Museum of Modern Art announces closure of main building

Major Retrospective of Willem De Kooning Announced at MoMA for September

A New Cultural Landmark Opens in Doha: Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art

Moscow Museum of Modern Art Presents a Solo Exhibition of Works by Andrei Monastyrski

Moscow Museum of Modern Art Presents Cultural Exchange Project: VoTH



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site